We have just requested to the Regional Federal Court of the 4th Region, through a habeas corpus, the suspension of the hearing regarding the criminal proceeding no. 5063130-17.2016.4.04.7000 at the 13th Federal Criminal Court of Curitiba. The request is based on the violation of guarantees such as an adversary proceeding, the right to a fair hearing, and the equality of arms.

This late morning (06/05), the judge informed the parties about the documents inserted in the record by the Federal Attorney’s Office, which are related to the plea bargain agreements of the Odebrecht Group executives and that are going to be used during the testimonies of Emilio Odebrecht and Alexandrino Alencar. At this moment, the defense noticed it was impossible to analyze the material by 2 p.m. and requested that the testimonies be rescheduled. The request was denied on the grounds of “judicial economy”, although the very judge acknowledged the harm inflicted on the defense when he granted the request for the reexamination of the witnesses beforehand, if the request is actually made.

Cristiano Zanin Martins