New investigations opened involving Jair Bolsonaro

New investigations opened involving Jair Bolsonaro
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5 December 2021
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The Attorney General's Office (PGR), of Brazil has opened six new investigations involving President Jair Bolsonaro, from the elements provided by the Parliamentary Investigative Commission (CPI) which analyzed what it called serious negligence in the management of his government in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The investigations are confidential and point to several authorities, including ministers and parliamentarians, for alleged crimes identified by the ICC and listed in its 1,300-page report. Some of these authorities are named in more than one process.

In total, the PGR submitted to the Federal Supreme Court (STF) ten requests for investigation, which are currently being analyzed by the six magistrate rapporteurs of that Court to whom the cases were assigned.

The parliamentary investigation commission on covid19 approved its final report. There are 80 accusations.  Bolsonaro is accused of nine crimes, including 3 of his children.

For the 1st time in history a Brazilian president is charged in congress for crimes against humanity.   According to the ICC's final report, Bolsonaro could be indicted for crimes against health, incitement to crime, irregular use of public funds and crimes against humanity, among others.

He was also questioned for embezzlement and the existence of a possible corruption scheme surrounding the overpriced purchase of the Indian vaccine Covaxin.

In addition to his sons Flávio and Eduardo Bolsonaro, who are mentioned as part of a network to spread false news in the context of the pandemic, the report showed deficiencies in the management of the heads of Defense, Walter Braga Netto; of Health, Marcelo Queiroga; and of Transparency, Wagner Rosário.

In what the report described as a criminal network to spread false information against anti-pandemic preventive measures and vaccines, also appear pointed deputies supporters of Bolsonaro, such as Bia Kicis, Carla Zambelli, or Carlos Jordy.

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