The parliamentary commission of inquiry investigating the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil has approved the final report accusing the president, Jair Bolsonaro, of nine crimes, including “crimes against humanity”.
The report after 6 months of investigation
The Commission, set up in the Senate, has given the green light to the report, prepared by the main speaker, Senator Renan Calheiros, with seven votes in favor and four against, as reported by the Brazilian news channel G1.
The approval, which came at the end of six months of work, implies the request for indictment of a total of 78 people, including Bolsonaro, and of two companies for different crimes committed during the pandemic.
La parola passes to the Supreme Court, seeks and Court Aja
The approximately 1290 pages will now be handed over to the Brazilian Supreme Court and Prosecutor’s Office as well as to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, petitions which are asked to bring charges relating to 9 different crimes – concerning the management of the pandemic – envisaged by the International Criminal Court.
Among the elements charged, the report includes speeches by the president in public, statements against vaccines and in favor of the use of chloroquine, data relating to delays in the acquisition of vaccines, government opposition to the adoption of protective health measures.