Jair Bolsonaro Hospitalized In Florida After His Supporters Storm Brazil’s Congress

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been hospitalized in Florida for belly ache, it was reported Monday, a day after his supporters stormed Brazil’s prime authorities places of work within the wake of his election loss.

The 67-year-old far-right chief was admitted to AdventHealth Orlando, ABC Information reported.

His spouse, Michelle Bolsonaro, confirmed his hospitalization on Instagram, saying in a press release that her husband’s belly discomfort is said to a stabbing he suffered throughout a marketing campaign occasion in 2018. His discomfort began Sunday evening, CNN reported, citing an unidentified ally of the previous president.

Hospital representatives didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark Monday. A entrance desk employee instructed HuffPost the hospital has no sufferers beneath Bolsonaro’s title.

Bolsonaro has been hospitalized on a number of events because the 2018 stabbing and has undergone six surgical procedures in that point, most of them associated to the assault.

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, middle, meets with supporters exterior a trip dwelling in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 4.

Democratic lawmakers have referred to as on U.S. President Joe Biden to extradite Bolsonaro again to Brazil after Sunday’s violence in Brasilia, which was harking back to the 2021 rebellion on the U.S. Capitol.

Key authorities buildings in Brazil’s capital, together with the nation’s Congress and its Supreme Court docket, had been ransacked by 1000’s of Bolsonaro supporters who demanded that he be reinstated or that President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who received election in October, be faraway from workplace.

Bolsonaro, who has not acknowledged his defeat, has been laying low in an Orlando rental home since late December, The New York Occasions reported.

Human Rights Watch was amongst these blaming the violence squarely on Bolsonaro and his allies. The nonprofit has highlighted his previous unproven claims of voter fraud, and his suggestion forward of final 12 months’s vote that elections be canceled.

“This attack is the culmination of a years-long campaign by former president Jair Bolsonaro and his allies to undermine democratic principles and spread baseless claims of electoral fraud,” Tamara Taraciuk Broner, performing director of Human Rights Watch’s Americas Division, mentioned in a press release.