Lieutenant Brigadier Francisco Joseli Parente Camelo was inaugurated as the new president of Brazil’s Superior Military Court (STM) in a formal ceremony attended by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the president of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), Rosa Weber, the president of the Federal Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco, and other authorities.
In his speech, Camelo emphasized the importance of defending the Democratic State of Law, democracy, and peace in the country.
He praised the unified institutional reaction of the powers after the coup acts of January 8 and expressed his commitment to promoting harmony among the institutions and powers of the Republic.
Camelo also recognized President Lula’s dedication to combatting social inequalities. The STM is responsible for prosecuting and judging military crimes, with a collegiate of 15 ministers appointed by the President of the Republic and ratified by the Federal Senate, ten of whom are active military personnel and five civilians with notable legal knowledge.