"Jair Bolsonaro Could Face Charges In The Hague Over Amazon Rainforest"

"Indigenous leaders and human rights groups accuse Brazilian president of crimes against humanity"

"Jair Bolsonaro could face charges in the international criminal court (ICC) after being accused of crimes against humanity.

Indigenous leaders in Brazil and human rights groups are urging the court to investigate the Brazilian president over his dismantling of environmental policies and violations of indigenous rights, which they say amount to ecocide.

William Bourdon, a Paris-based lawyer, submitted a request for a preliminary examination to the tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, on Friday. The chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, will then determine whether there are grounds for an investigation against Bolsonaro."

Flávia Milhorance reports for the Guardian January 23, 2021.


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Source: Guardian, 01/26/2021