Brazilian court upholds conviction of President Bolsonaro for crimes against journalist Patrícia Campos Mello

  • Source: Jota
  • June 29, 2022

"The 8th Private Law Chamber of the São Paulo State Court of Justice (TJSP, by its Portuguese acronym) upheld the conviction of President Jair Bolsonaro for offense and sexual insinuations against journalist Patrícia Campos Mello, of the [newspaper] Folha de S. Paulo.

By 4 votes to 1, the judges upheld the lower court's decision and increased the compensation from R$20,000 [about US $3,800] to R$35,000 [about US $6,700]. Rapporteur Clara Maria Araújo Xavier and judges Pedro de Alcântara, Silvério da Silva and Theodureto Camargo voted in favor of the conviction. The only one who disagreed was Judge Luiz Fernando Salles Rossi, who accepted the thesis of Bolsonaro's defense and considered not to have seen any sexist offense in the president's speech."

Read original story (in Portuguese)