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Second Chamber of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) denies appeal of pastor convicted of religious discrimination

In the judgment of the Ordinary Appeal in Habeas Corpus (RHC) 146303, held on Tuesday afternoon (6), the Second Chamber of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF), by a majority vote, denied a "request for the halting of a criminal suit" filed by the defense of Tupirani da Hora Lores, pastor of the Pentecostal Church "Geração Jesus Cristo" condemned for practicing and inciting religious discrimination.

Lores was condemned by the judgment of the 20th Criminal Court of the Capital (Rio de Janeiro) to a sentence of 3 years in prision, in adition to a fine payment of 36 "daily fines" for the practice of the crime under article 20, paragraph 2, of Law 7716/1989. The penalty of deprivation of liberty has been replaced by a penalty of restricting rights, considered to be less harmful. According to the documents, the pastor published on the Internet videos and posts that offended public authorities and followers of diverse religious beliefs - Catholic, Jewish, Islamic, Spiritist, Wicca, Umbandist and others - and even preached the end of some of them and imputed offensive facts to its devotees and priests.

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