Brazil‘s president should be charge with a range of crimes for his handling of the country’s Covid-19 outbreak.
The study is the result of a six-month investigation into government scandals and corruption.
President Bolsonaro has been accuse of failing to contain the epidemic, which has claim the lives of over 600,000 Brazilians.
Brazil’s President, according to the commission, should face a number of criminal charges, including crimes against humanity.
In response to the findings, the president stated, “We know that we are guilty of nothing.”
“From the beginning, we knew we were doing the right thing,” he stated.
The president should be charge with homicide and genocide against indigenous peoples, according to early draughts of the study.
The final 1,200-page study, however, did not include these recommendations.
The fact that the report change at the last minute reflects how tense the political climate in Brazil is.
Brazilians have been fascinating to the investigation that has unearthed scandal. After scandal for the past six months, and there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind. On the left or right of the political spectrum – that this has hurt Jair Bolsonaro’s popularity.
Those who still back him claim it’s all about politics. Those who are outrage about how he handles the outbreak, on the other hand, consider the claims as serious and want to see justice served.
And that appears to be the sticking point: the report’s initial claims of mass homicide and indigenous genocide eliminated due to a lack of consensus. Instead, the crime of “epidemic resulting in death” has replaced them, along with other counts such as crimes against humanity and misappropriation of public funds.
The enquiry is made up of 11 senators, seven of whom are detractors of President Bolsonaro
The inquiry will be done by 11 senators, about seven detractors of President Bolsonaro. However, in order to gain a majority and ensure that the suggestions can be vote on and sent to federal prosecutors, who will decide the next step, the critics must all agree on the charges.
Despite the serious claims, our correspondent says it’s unclear what this means for Mr Bolsonaro.
The Senate commission must vote on the draught report, which might be change, and there is no assurance that it will result in criminal charges.
The Congressional investigation has been denounce by President Bolsonaro as politically motivated. He has spoken out against lockdowns, masks, and vaccinations on numerous occasions.
He advised Brazilians to “stop moaning” about Covid in March, a day after the country witnessed a 24-hour fatality rate hit a new high.
However, the pandemic has already harmed Mr Bolsonaro’s popularity. The study could make it much more difficult for him to run for re-election in Brazil’s 2022 elections.
Brazil has the world’s second-highest proven Covid-related death toll, trailing only the United States.