Covid-19: Crimes Against Humanity Charges Pressed Against Bolsonaro at ICC

Caroline Oliveira
The ICC has jurisdiction on Brazilian territory, seeing that Congress included its statute into the Constitution – Sergio Lima/AFP

President Jair Bolsonaro had crimes against humanity charges filed against him at the International Criminal Court, by the Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy (ABJD), on Thursday (3rd). The legal experts claim that the Bolsonaro puts Brazilian lives at risk in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The ICC was asked to begin judicial proceedings and investigate the president’s conduct. “By choice or omission, Bolsonaro is putting people’s lives at risk, committing crimes and necessitating a response by the International Criminal Court, in order to protect the lives of thousands of people,” state the jurists in the document filed by lawyers Ricardo Franco Pinto and Charles Kurmay.

In the filing, a list of actions the president undertook and defends is presented. Among them: pronouncements that incite the end of social isolation and the reopening of schools and non-essential services, as well promoting the “Brazil Must Not Stop” campaign; visits to shops and attending protests stimulating the populous to have large gatherings; and the signing of decree that allows places of worship and lotteries to be open during the pandemic.

“The crimes he committed gravely affect the mental and physical health of the Brazilian population, exposing them to a virus lethal to many sectors and with a scary rate of proliferation, as we have seen in many countries. The places that neglected the policy of quarantine are seeing the biggest impacts of the pandemic, like in Italy, Spain and the United States”, the complaint highlights […]

 

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17 thoughts on “Covid-19: Crimes Against Humanity Charges Pressed Against Bolsonaro at ICC

  1. ” a list of actions the president undertook and defends is presented. Among them: pronouncements that incite the end of social isolation and the reopening of schools and non-essential services, as well promoting the “Brazil Must Not Stop” campaign; visits to shops and attending protests stimulating the populous to have large gatherings; and the signing of decree that allows places of worship and lotteries to be open during the pandemic.”

    im with this sob on this. even a broke clock is right twice a day. heaven help us, even trump spouted something akin to truth when he called covid-19 a hoax.

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  2. Covid is stange here: traderspirituel.com
    Probably this man speak before the doctors speak and he say all time the verity. Stange, very stange, and you, the covid do that for too?

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    • Leaue, I take it you are writing from France. Good point about Covid becoming “strange” there. There is a big problem with false positives with the RT-PRC test they are doing with COVID. It’s a pity they aren’t testing people for influenza and secondary bacterial infections, because I suspect a large number of patients are dying from other respiratory diseases or underlying health problems. Thank you for your comment.

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