The uncle of Brazilian political prisoner Chief José Acacio Serere Xavante passed away on Saturday at the age of 103. Serere was unsure whether he would be allowed to attend his uncle’s funeral due to the ankle bracelet he has to wear at the order of Brazil’s Chief Justice Alexandre de Moraes.
Serere Xavante was arrested on Dec. 12, 2022 for the crime of protesting and imprisoned without trial for nine months before his release Sept. 10. He thanked Gateway Pundit readers for their support, saying “If it were not for you, I would be dead.”
Now his uncle Celestino Xavante passed away at the age of 103, Serere’ wife Sueli stated, but it was not clear whether Chief Justice Alexandre de Moraes would allow Serere to attend his uncle’s funeral in Campinópolis in Mato Grosso state.
Serere lives in Aragarças, three hours away. Nonetheless, he traveled to his uncle’s funeral, not knowing whether he would be arrested or not, we are informed. His lawyer had filed a petition to let him go, but there was no response. Only after the funeral did he receive permission from Chief Justice de Moraes to go.
His lawyer has repeatedly requested Serere be freed from the his ankle bracelet, arguing that there is no reason for him to wear it. After a period of mourning, Serere will officially become the chief of the three Xavante tribes in Mato Grosso. If he were arrested again, it would endanger at least 5000 indigenous people, who would be left leaderless.
Serere must be freed from the ankle bracelet to carry out his duties for the tribes located 250 miles away from his authorized area. His lawyer, Dr. Geovane Veras, has requested Serere be released from his ankle bracelet due to health reasons several times. He needs to undergo MRI and CT scans, but cannot do so because of the ankle bracelet. Serere’s serious health issues were aggravated in prison due to the lack of professional medical assistance. He shows signs of renal failure and difficulties in vision.
The Brazilian government has begin sentencing patriots to 14 to 17 years in prison, just like the J-6 protestors, for the crime or protesting and trespassing, as journalist Ana Maria Cemin documents. 22 have been sentenced since September, 6 trials are currently ongoing:
Trials up to October 2023
|1. Aécio Lúcio Costa Pereira||17 years|
|2. Thiago de Assis Mathar||14 years|
|3. Matheus Lima de Carvalho Lázaro||17 years|
|09/25 to 10/01|
|4. Nilma Lacerda Barreiras||14 years|
|5. Davis Baek||12 years|
|6. João Lucas Valle Giffoni||14 years|
|7. Jupira Rodrigues||14 years|
|8. Moacir José dos Santos||17 years|
|10/6 to 10/17|
|9. Edineia Paes da Silva dos Santos||16,5 years|
|10. Jaqueline Freitas Gimenez||16,5 years|
|11. Marcelo Lopes do Carmo||16,5 years|
|12. Cláudio Augusto Fellipe||16,5 years|
|13. Jorge Ferreira||13,5 years|
|14. Reginaldo Carlos Begiato Garcia||16,5 years|
|10/13 to 10/23|
|15. Raquel de Souza Lopes||16,5 years|
|16. Felipe Feres Nassau||3 years|
|17. Cibele da Piedade Ribeiro da Costa Mateus||16,5 years|
|18. Charles Rodrigues dos Santos||13,5 years|
|19. Orlando Ribeiro Júnior||3 years|
|20. Gilberto Ackermann||16,5 years|
|21. Fernando Plácido Feitosa||16,5 years|
|22. Fernando Kevin da Silva de Oliveira Marinho||16,5 years|
|Trial date||Defendant||Judge Moraes’ Demand|
|10/27 to 11/7|
|23. Fabrício de Moura Gomes||17 years|
|24. Eduardo Zeferino Englert||17 years|
|25. Rosana Maciel Gomes||14 years|
|26. Moisés dos Anjos||17 years|
|27. Osmar Hilebrand||14 years|
|28. Jorginho Cardoso de Azevedo||17 years|