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Brazil justice minister calls for investigation into testimony linking Bolsonaro to murder case

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Brazil justice minister calls for investigation into testimony linking Bolsonaro to murder case
FILE PHOTO: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attends the UAE-Brazil Business Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Satish Kumar/File Photo   -   Copyright  Satish Kumar Subramani(Reuters)
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Wednesday that he has asked the top public prosecutor to investigate a statement by a Rio de Janeiro doorman that links President Jair Bolsonaro to suspects in the murder of a councilwoman.

Moro said the doorman might have given false testimony, either in error or as part of a wider conspiracy to implicate the president. TV Globo reported on Tuesday that a doorman at Bolsonaro’s gated community said a suspect had entered on the day of the 2018 killing of Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco saying he was going to Bolsonaro’s house.

(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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