According to the publication Metropoles, Jason Miller was detained to testify in connection with his possible participation in demonstrations that, according to the court, are “directed against democracy.”
Former adviser to former U.S. President Donald Trump, Jason Miller, was detained on Tuesday at the Brazilian capital airport. His detention was authorized by the judge of the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil, Alexandre de Morais, to publish Metropoles reports.
As specified, the ex-official was detained to testify in connection with his possible participation in demonstrations, which, according to the court, are “directed against democracy.”
Mass demonstrations of supporters of the head of state Jair Bolsonaro are taking place in major Brazilian cities on Tuesday, September 7, when the country celebrates a national holiday – Independence Day. The main pro-government actions, in which the president is going to participate personally, will be held in the capital of the country Brasilia and the largest metropolis – Sao Paulo. Recently, Bolsonaro has sharply strained relations with representatives of the legislative and judicial authorities. One of the reasons for the popular protests was the refusal of the parliament to reform the current electronic voting system, as required by the Brazilian leader, as well as the beginning of an investigation against him in a high-profile case of spreading false news.
On the eve of the demonstrations, a Conservative Conference was held in Brasilia, in which Miller took part. In addition, he also met with Bolsonaro and former Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo.