Man who stabbed Brazil leader acquitted

PEDRO UGARTE / AFP

The man who stabbed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro last September has been acquitted.

A judge ruled that Adélio Bispo de Oliveira is mentally ill not hence not fully aware of his actions.

The man stuck a knife into Bolsonaro during a campaign rally last year.

The Brazilian leader has announced that he will try and get the decision overturned.

He believes the attack was politically motivated.

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