According to the decision of Judge Frederico Botelho de Barros Viana, of the 10th Federal Court of Brasilia, the indictments of the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) do not contain any evidence of “ a violation in the exercise of rights or of any kind of crime, neither against third parties nor against the Union ‘.
Barros Viana also decided to repeal the police law that summoned Guajajara, Coordinator of Indigenous Peoples Expression in Brazil (APIB).
It gave the law enforcement agency a five-day period to provide information on the investigation process.
As for the judge, Funai tried to covertly enforce the National Security Act against Guajajara, which the House of Representatives agreed to repeal yesterday.
Such a law, he said, “embodies a despicable tool for criminal prosecution against those who ultimately oppose the dominant political and governmental structure, whatever it may be.”
Criticism of the government was broadcast in eight episodes of the documentary series, released in 2020.
The videos, produced by APIB, condemn violations of the rights of indigenous communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the article, “The government intends to terrorize indigenous peoples in an apparent attempt to restrict our freedom of expression, which is the most important tool for denouncing human rights violations.”
Currently, more than half of the original villages are directly affected by Covid-19, with more than 53,000 infections and 59,000 deaths.
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