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Canada Brazil: Raoni, the lawyer for the Amazon, files a complaint against Bolsonaro for crimes against humanity

15:05  24 january  2021
15:05  24 january  2021 Source:   lejdd.fr

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Indigenous leaders and human rights groups accuse Brazilian president of crimes against humanity . The lawyer filed the case on behalf of indigenous chiefs Almir Suruí and Raoni Metuktire. Several members of NGOs and lawyers from the US, Brazil and France also worked on the 68-page

Two top Brazilian indigenous leaders have asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro for " crimes against It said the "destruction of the Amazon forest was a direct danger not only for Brazilians but for all humanity ." In July last year, health workers in Brazil

A 90 ans, le célèbre chef autochtone Raoni porte plainte auprès de la Cour pénale internationale contre le président brésilien, Jair Bolsonaro, pour crimes contre l'humanité. © Sipa

At 90 years old, the famous indigenous leader Raoni files a complaint with the International Criminal Court against the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, for crimes against humanity.

He had been left at the end of August sick with Covid , very weakened and inconsolable at the death of his wife, which occurred in June. After six months of recovery, Raoni is back. At 90, the iconic defender of the Amazon rainforest announces that he is asking the International Criminal Court to investigate the Brazilian head of state, Jair Bolsonaro. In the complaint unveiled yesterday by Le Monde and written by French lawyer William Bourdon, the far-right president is accused of persecuting indigenous peoples by destroying their habitat and violating their fundamental rights.

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Two top Brazilian indigenous leaders have asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro for " crimes against humanity ", accusing him of unprecedented environmental damage, killings and persecution. Chief Raoni Metuktire, the leader of the Kayapo

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro could face charges in The Hague after being accused of ‘ crimes against humanity ’ by indigenous leaders over Amazon rainforest. Since Bolsonaro became president in January 2019, 'the destruction of the Amazonian forest has accelerated without measure

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In one year, the equivalent of the area of ​​Lebanon was razed in the Amazon rainforest

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Are thus mentioned" murders of leaders "," forced transfers of population "as well as the acceleration of the deforestation since coming to power. According to the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research, between July 2019 and August 2020, 11,088 square kilometers of tropical forest were cleared, a little more than the equivalent of the surface of Lebanon.

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By also directly attacking the Head of State, Raoni Metuktire knows that he risks reprisals from his supporters, in particular the large landowners or gold diggers . In July, Brazilian health workers had already requested an ICC investigation for "crimes against humanity" against Bolsonaro, this time for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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