PF holds group suspected of planning terrorist acts to 15 days of Rio 2016The arrests occurred in 10 states and all detainees are Brazilian. The group communicated by message passing applications.
The Federal Police arrested today (21) ten people suspected of planning terrorist acts in Brazil. The arrests occur 15 days before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
“They have gone from simple comments about Islamic State terrorism and for preparatory acts”, said Minister of Justice, Alexandre de Moraes, a news conference, about the police operation investigating possible participation of Brazilians in a criminal organization of international scope, as a cell of the Islamic state in the country.
prisons, or as minister, occurred in 10 states and all detainees are Brazilian. According to the minister, the group communicated by message passing applications.
In the interview, Alexandre de Moraes said that it is “an amateur cell”.
The arrests were authorized by the 14th Federal Court of Curitiba. in a statement, the court said “Operation 'Hashtag', triggered by the Federal Police on the morning of Thursday (21), investigates possible participation of Brazilians in a criminal organization of international scope, as a cell of the Islamic state in the country. They were shipped 12 sent to temporary detention by 30 days and may be extended by 30. information obtained, among others, from data confidentiality breaches and telephone, revealed evidence that investigated advocating racial intolerance, gender and religious, and the use of weapons and guerrilla tactics to achieve their goals”.
According to the judgment, the 3 articles of Law 13.260, from 16 March 2016, which deals with terrorism provides as crime: “Promote, constitute, join or assist, personally or through an intermediary, the terrorist organization” and Article 5: “Carry out terrorist acts preparatory to the clear purpose of consummating the offense”.
“To ensure the success of the operation and eventual realization of new phases, the names of prisoners, currently in custody of the Federal Police, They will not be disclosed at this time. The process transacts secret of Justice”, the statement said.
Interim President Michel Temer was informed yesterday (20) the operation of the Federal Police.
This morning, Temer met at the Presidential Palace with the Ministers of Justice, Alexandre de Moraes; Institutional Security Office (GSI), Sérgio Etchegoyen; and the director general of the Federal Police, Leandro Daiello Coimbra; to follow the anti-terrorist operation, with cooperation of several international intelligence agencies.