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Definition of the crime of defiance does not violate the guarantee of freedom of expression

06/22/2020

The Plenary of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF), in the virtual session concluded last Friday (19), decided, by majority vote, that the crime of defiance was received by the 1988 Brazilian Federal Constitution. The majority of Justices followed the vote of the rapporteur, Justice Luís Roberto Barroso, for the dismissal of the Claim of Non-compliance with a Fundamental Precept (ADPF) 496, filed by the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) to question Article 331 of the Penal Code (Decree-Law 2,848/1940).

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