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(CNN Spanish) –– The trial of the first four defendants in relation to the "anti-democratic acts" of January 8 in Brasilia will begin this Wednesday, Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) announced in a statement.

The court indicated that it plans to begin the process in extraordinary session with the review of the criminal actions against Aécio Lúcio Costa Pereira, Thiago de Assis Mathar, Moacir José dos Santos and Matheus Lima de Carvalho Lárazo. Dos Santos faces this process in freedom, according to the court note.

The charges, presented by the Attorney General's Office, are "practices of armed criminal association, violent abolition of the democratic rule of law, coup d'état, damage classified as violence and serious threat, with the use of flammable substances, against the property of the Union and with considerable damage to the victim and deterioration of the cataloged patrimony."

The accused, arrested on the day of the violent acts on January 8, will face their trial individually, according to the STF.

CNN sought comment from lawyers.


The defenses of three of the defendants argue, according to Agencia Brasil, that their clients should be granted acquittal because the accusations of the Attorney General's Office are generic and do not impute the conduct of the four cases individually; while the defense of Matheus Lima de Carvalho Lázaro argued that there is no evidence of his client's participation in the damage to public buildings.

During Wednesday's hearing, Sebastião Coelho da Silva, lawyer of Aécio Lucio Costa Pereira, said that the process against the four accused is a "political" matter, that the Federal Supreme Court has no competence for this trial and should be processed in the first instance of justice.

On January 8, a week after Lula da Silva took office as Brazil's president, hundreds of supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the seats of power in the capital, Brasilia, to protest the election results.

At the time, da Silva said the riots in government buildings represented an "attempted coup" by far-right groups.