On Tuesday (4), the PSOL bench will file a representation with the Attorney General’s Office in the Federal District against the president of Funai and the PF delegate, Marcelo Xavier, and against the PF PF delegate Francisco Vicente Badenes Junior because of summons made to the indigenous leader Sonia Guajajara, accused of defaming the federal government.
“Those represented act in disagreement with the law to prosecute those who criticize the current President of the Republic. The authoritarian and anti-democratic bias of management at the head of the Federal Executive branch cannot contaminate public management through threats and rigging,” says PSOL in action.
After Funai’s provocation, Guajajara was summoned by the Federal Police on April 26, according to the APIB (Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil). The organization, of which she is one of the executive coordinators, classified the accusation as political and racist persecution.
“The government seeks to intimidate indigenous peoples in a clear attempt to curtail our freedom of expression, the most important tool for denouncing human rights violations.”
In the representation, PSOL asks the Public Prosecutor’s Office to investigate possible crimes of abuse of authority and administrative impropriety by the president of Funai and delegate Francisco Vicente Badenes Junior.
It is not the first time that the federal government has invested against Guajajara, a former candidate for vice president for PSOL, in 2018, in the Guilherme Boulos ticket.
In September, the chief minister of the GSI (Institutional Security Office), reserve general Augusto Heleno, accused her of “the crime of injury to the motherland” after an APIB advertising campaign in Europe that called for the Bolsonaro government to be financed because of of its environmental policy.
The investigation opened against Guajajara is classified. Funai says “it does not comment on facts that are under investigation at the police level”. The PF says it does not comment on ongoing investigations.
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