Brazil: Jair Bolsonaro is summoned by the federal police to testify about the alleged coup d'état plan

The former president confirmed that he will collaborate with the entire investigation to prove his innocence.

Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro was summoned by the federal police to testify for his alleged participation in the coup plot against the leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the current president of Brazil.

The former president's legal advisor, Fábio Wajngarten, confirmed on his X (Twitter) account that Bolsonaro will testify in the capital, Brasilia, next Thursday.

"His lawyers will take the necessary measures to ensure that the president receives all the broad defense provided constitutionally," wrote Bolsonaro's advisor.

The summons comes with the investigation by the Brazilian authorities into the alleged coup d'état that was orchestrated under the Bolsonaro Administration to prevent the transfer of government to Lula da Silva.

Bolsonaro's defense stated that the former president would collaborate with the entire investigation to prove his innocence.

Last week, on February 8, the Brazilian police launched an operation that executed dozens of search warrants and several arrests against those close to Bolsonaro and his government, among them those of his former advisors Filipe Martins, Colonel Marcelo Camara, the head of the Liberal Party (PL) Valdemar Costa Neto and others supposedly involved in the plot.

Among those investigated, in addition to Bolsonaro and his advisors, are also two former defense ministers, an admiral, and other people with whom the former president supposedly discussed a plan to imprison judges of the Supreme Court, the president of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco, and convene new elections.

Due to the investigation, the Supreme Court, accused of being politically motivated by Bolsonaro, ordered the conservative leader to surrender his passport and prohibited him from leaving the country.