A group of 80 jurists and legal researchers has appealed to the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego Garcia-Sayan, to visit Brazil and report on attacks on the Supreme Court and the Superior Electoral Court that oversees elections. Al Jazeera quotes them as saying this is needed as the courts face an unprecedented campaign of distrust and public threats to judges who decide against the government’s agenda, “moreover, without any evidence, [President Jair] Bolsonaro publicly claims that the Brazilian electoral system can be and has been rigged, and has even claimed that the TSE judges are behind such alleged frauds,” they said.
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