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Bolsonaro is denounced to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity
The head of Brazil’s far right government, Jair Bolsonaro, has committed crimes against humanity and is therefore denounced at the International Criminal Court. He is accused of initiating the genocide of indigenous peoples in Brazil.
247 – Jair Bolsonaro was denounced on Wednesday (27) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity and incitement to genocide indigenous peoples of Brazil.
The representation is from the Arns Commission and the Human Rights Advocacy Collective, reports journalist Monica Bergamo in her column in Folha de S.Paulo.
According to the complaint, Bolsonaro incited violence against indigenous and traditional populations, weakened enforcement and was silent on responding to environmental crimes in the Amazon.
Regretting that in Brazil they have not found an efficient way to stop these actions by an increasingly chief executive trying to massacre the Brazilian people, the Arns Commission and the Human Rights Advocacy Collective say that by going to the International Criminal Court they hope to “stimulate Brazil’s internal forces to investigate these issues, ”says Arns Commission chairman, former Minister Jose Carlos Dias.
The complaint against Bolsonaro is also signed by former Minister José Gregori and attorneys Antonio Carlos Mariz de Oliveira, Eloisa Machado and Juliana Vieira dos Santos.
The International Criminal Court began its activities in 2002 and is usually dedicated to cases of genocide and crimes against humanity.