Friday, September 13, 2019

Knife used to stab Brazil President Bolsonaro to become museum exhibit

The knife used to stab Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during his 2018 election campaign is to be put on display at a police museum due to its “historical value”, a court ruled.

The court in the southern state of Minas Gerais on Tuesday ordered the knife to be given to the National Police Academy museum in Brasilia, in response to a request by federal police.

“There are no doubts about the relevant historical value of the knife used in the attack against the president,” judge Bruno Savino said in his ruling.

The judgement also handed “swabs impregnated with biological samples” from both Bolsonaro and his attacker to the museum.


The same judge in June ordered Adelio Bispo de Oliveira — who stabbed the then-candidate during a campaign rally on September 6 last year — to be held indefinitely in a prison mental facility.


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