Andre Mendonza will be the news reporter for the crimes against Nicolas Ferreira at the STF

Mendonza was appointed to the Supreme Court by former President Jair Bolsonaro, who has a close relationship with Nicolas Ferreira.

Federal MP Nicolas Ferreira (PL-MG) has been the target of three criminal reports at the Federal Supreme Court (STF) for Transphobia following his speech on International Women’s Day (March 8) at the podium of the Chamber of Deputies. The MP introduced herself as “MP Nikole” in a blonde wig to say that women’s place is being “stolen” by “men who pretend to be women”. She also mocked the movement for women’s equal rights and advocated that they “rediscover their femininity by having children and getting married.”

So far, two of the three crime news stories will have a reporter from Minister Andre Mendonza. The first petition, from the PSOL bench, was circulated in a general manner (by lottery); the second, signed by the National LGBTI Alliance and the Brazilian Association of Homoaffective Families (ABRAFH), but aimed at Mendonça for prevention. This happens when more than one order has a certain relationship.

Mendonza was appointed to the Supreme Court by former President Jair Bolsonaro, who has a close relationship with Nicolas Ferreira. After the speech, the representative of Minas Gerais received support from Bolsonaro’s children. Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PL-SP) declared the speech “excellent” and also said that “not everyone is comfortable taking a photo when there’s a trans person in the middle saying the photo is only for women.” Son Yair Renan, ’04, described Nicholas’ performance as “unbelievable”.

During the speech, Nicolas Ferreira violated Law 7.716/1989, which deals with crimes caused by racial or color prejudice. Two years ago, the same legislation was extended to cases of homophobia and transphobia after the STF decision. According to Article 20 of the document, “it is a crime to commit, incite or incite discrimination or prejudice on the basis of race, colour, ethnic origin, religion or national origin”.

As shown Estadao, the verdict of the case in the Federal Supreme Court may lead to the loss of the parliamentary mandate. “Depending on the penalty imposed by the STF, he may even have his mandate determined as a consequence of the conviction,” said criminal lawyer Rodrigo Fauch. This is due to the fact that according to Article 92 of the Criminal Code, loss of office, public function or elective mandate may occur “in case of deprivation of liberty for a period of more than four years”.

Nicolas Ferreira, born in Minas Gerais, became the federal deputy with the most votes in the last elections. The PL-affiliated young man, who received almost 1.5 million votes, is a supporter of Bolsonaro and is close to the former president’s children. However, this approach is not limited to friendship. During the pandemic, the parliamentarian followed the same line as the former head of state and tried to repeal the law that required the use of masks in public spaces in Belo Horizonte.

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