The truck driver Zé Trovao sent the newspaper Foha de San Pablo a copy of what would be his asylum request presented to the Mexican authorities, where he fled to prevent the Federal Police from fulfilling an arrest warrant issued by the STF.
The fugitive was one of the articulators of the caravans that headed to Brasilia on September 7 to participate in the rally where Bolsonaro stated that he was not going to abide by the Supreme Court’s rulings.
The president of Brazil is investigated in several cases, one of them links him to the production and dissemination of “fake news.”
The truckers, together with Eduardo Bolsonaro, the president’s son, tried to invade the STF on September 6 and on September 8, they blocked the routes of 15 states.
Levi de Andrade, the truck driver’s lawyer, told Folha that his client’s asylum request was filed with the Mexican Commission for Aid to Refugees.
According to Levi, the Bolsonarista youtuber Oswaldo Eustaquio is also in Mexico, who requested asylum.
After the commotion caused by the acts of last Tuesday and the blockades on Wednesday, Bolsonaro released a “Letter to the Nation” in which he promised to abide by the decisions of the STF.
Judge Gilmar Mendes, of the STF, declared this Monday that one should not “defend the right of those who want to eliminate democracy” and that through the case of fake news “a limit was put on the delusions of the coup.”
The magistrate maintained that the STF must assume the defense of a “combatant democracy” and denied that there was any agreement with Bolsonaro to sign the Charter and have asked the truckers to lift the measure of force.