Last Updated on December 29, 2022
At the behest of the Supreme Federal Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes, Brazilian Xavante tribe chief, Tserere, aka Cacique Cerere, was remanded into custody without bail on Thursday after he was initially set to be incarcerated for 10 days. Tserere was arrested on December 12th for “evidence of the commission of anti-democratic criminal acts,” according to the Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) or the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil.
Hi @MatthewTyrmand, just let you that Tserere indigenous chief had his prision converted to preventtive prision, instead of ten days imprisionment previously stated by Supreme Court justice Alexandre de Moraes. pic.twitter.com/u8rTFoZigg
— Ana Guedes (@aninha_c_guedes) December 23, 2022
“Minister Alexandre de Moraes accepted the request of the PGR and decreed the temporary arrest, for a period of 10 days, of the indigenous José Acácio Serere Xavante. for evidence of the commission of crimes in anti-democratic acts,” the Supreme Tribunal Federal (STF) said on Monday evening
“The arrest was based on the need to guarantee public order, given the alleged practice of crimes of threat, persecution and violent abolition of the Democratic State of Law,” STF added.
The Xavante tribe voted in the 2022 Brazilian Presidential Election and have been present at the demonstrations based in Brasilia, which have continued for weeks following the election.
In an exclusive interview with National File, the tribal chief expressed his enthusiastic support for former U.S. President, Donald Trump, and his faith in Jesus Christ as a Christian Evangelical pastor.
“I pray to God, [and] for God to bless Donald Trump,” Tserere said of Trump in his endorsement. “I hope that God will give him another opportunity to be the President of the United States for the American people.”
The pro-Bolsonaro demonstrators have called for a military audit of the election with all information included an elimination of electronic voting machines and return to paper ballots, as well as an end to technocratic censorship of conservative citizens, journalists, and politicians.
“No one is sure of what’s going to happen. Much evidence of fraud and many instances of unconstitutionality. Many bad things happened, but the system is rigged,” a Brazilian told National File on Tuesday.
A GiveSendGo was created for the legal defense of Brazilian Xavante tribe Chieftain, Serere.