Jair Bolsonaro is investigated after 'he's filmed illegally harassing a ... trends now

Jair Bolsonaro is investigated after 'he's filmed illegally harassing a ... trends now
Jair Bolsonaro is investigated after 'he's filmed illegally harassing a ... trends now

Jair Bolsonaro is investigated after 'he's filmed illegally harassing a ... trends now

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is under investigation after he allegedly 'harassed' a humpback whale while riding a personal jetski off Sao Paulo's coast.

Bolsonaro appeared at the federal police in Sao Paulo on Tuesday to meet with officers, along with his lawyer and former adviser who was also present at the time of the alleged incident.

In a video from June last year that circulated on social media, a man is seen riding a personal jetski close to a whale, seemingly recording the encounter with a mobile phone.

Federal prosecutors, who are also investigating the case, said the man appeared to be Bolsonaro. 

Under Brazilian legislation, motored vessels must keep a minimum distance of 100 metres from whales and other cetaceans. Any intentional attempt to get closer can lead to a sentence of up to two to five years in prison and a fine. 

The man on the personal watercraft seemed to be about 16 yards from the animal, prosecutors said last year. 

In a June 2023 video that circulated on social media, a man is seen riding a personal watercraft close to a whale, seemingly recording the encounter with a a mobile phone

In a June 2023 video that circulated on social media, a man is seen riding a personal watercraft close to a whale, seemingly recording the encounter with a a mobile phone 

The investigation is just one of the many legal headaches the former far-right leader is facing. Last week, officers in the capital, Brasilia, questioned Bolsonaro for allegedly plotting a coup, in an attempt to remove his successor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, from power

The investigation is just one of the many legal headaches the former far-right leader is facing. Last week, officers in the capital, Brasilia, questioned Bolsonaro for allegedly plotting a coup, in an attempt to remove his successor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, from power

For Bolsonaro's large base, the case is yet another example that their former leader is being politically persecuted — an argument he has often made since leaving office.

It is just one of the many legal headaches the former far-right leader is facing.

Since leaving office a year ago, Bolsonaro has been banned from running for office until 2030, investigated for plotting a coup to remove his successor from power and stripped of his passport.

Since leaving office a year ago, Bolsonaro has been banned from running for office until 2030, investigated for plotting a coup to remove his successor from power and stripped of his passport.

Last week, officers in the capital, Brasilia, questioned Bolsonaro for allegedly plotting a coup, in an attempt to remove his successor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, from power. Bolsonaro, whose passport was seized in a previous police operation, chose to remain silent.

Supreme Court documents show that investigators believe that

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