Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024
Former Brazilian president Bolsonaro sought shelter at Hungarian embassy for two nights

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban recently welcomed Brazilian ex-president Jair Bolsonaro to his country for a two-night stay at the Hungarian embassy in Brasilia. Bolsonaro, who served from 2019 to 2022, was banned from leaving Brazil following an investigation into an attempted coup. However, his lawyers have confirmed that he stayed at the embassy for “contacts with the authorities of the friendly country.”

According to The New York Times, Bolsonaro sought refuge in the embassy amidst ongoing investigations into allegations of spreading false information about his election defeat and falsifying vaccination certificates during the COVID-19 pandemic. In June, he was handed an eight-year ban from holding public office.

Despite these legal issues, Bolsonaro’s good relationship with Orban is well-known and has been a source of controversy in both countries. Many have accused Orban of providing Bolsonaro with political support in defiance of international condemnation of his actions.

The incident has sparked renewed calls for greater scrutiny of foreign leaders who seek refuge in friendly countries and the potential consequences of such actions on democracy and human rights.

By Aiden Nguyen

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