HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » International » Latin America (Group) » Brazil court suspends pro...

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:49 PM

Brazil court suspends probe into Indigenous leader who criticized Bolsonaro

May 5, 2021
8:19 PM CDT


2 minute read

A Brazilian judge on Wednesday suspended a police probe into a top Indigenous leader who had criticized the government of President Jair Bolsonaro for its handling of the COVID-19 crisis, which has had a devastating impact on native peoples.

Federal Judge Frederico Botelho de Barros Viana halted the investigation into Sonia Guajajara, head of Brazil's largest Indigenous umbrella organization, APIB, saying there was no indication a crime had been committed, court documents show.

The federal Indigenous agency, under Bolsonaro's control, had requested the investigation related to Guajajara's documentary series that denounces the lethal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Brazil's 850,000 Indigenous people and accuses the government of genocide for not protecting them. read more

Viana said in the court documents that the police investigation was a clear attempt to suppress the work being done by APIB.


(Short article, no more at link.)

0 replies, 150 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Reply to this thread