A delegation of Brazilian parliamentarians – made up of federal deputies and senators – participated this Thursday (16) in a meeting at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Washington (USA), to denounce abuses recorded in the Brazil.
“We just left a meeting with members of the OAS, where we reported on what has been happening in Brazil, such as the constant attacks on our freedoms, such as freedom of expression, and the disrespect for the accusatory system that has happened to members of January 8th, the people who are being condemned in a grotesque way. What is happening in our country is an aberration and we decided to clearly show how democracy is in the process of being corroded”, said federal deputy Gustavo Gayer (PL-GO), in a video on social media. He also reported that a direct channel had been created with the OAS to pass on new complaints.
Nikolas Ferreira (PL-MG) reinforced that the visit to the OAS was to make clear “the constant abuses and violations” by the judiciary, in addition to asking for “a position, since unfortunately, the highest courts in our country do not have made the right decisions.” “I hope this request generates flow for justice in our country,” he added.
Senator Eduardo Girão (Novo-CE) declared that a letter signed by 100 congressmen was delivered to the OAS, pointing out violations of freedom of expression and fundamental rights. “We said that there are journalists who are exiled, with passports withheld and bank accounts blocked, as well as entrepreneurs being persecuted in Brazil, for having a different political view of the system,” he said.
Via social media, Senator Magno Malta (PL-ES) reported that allegations of rights violations were also delivered to Brazil’s office at the UN (NY). And he also reinforced that the trip was “without spending a cent of public money”.
The delegation of parliamentarians was attended by federal deputies Eduardo Bolsonaro (PL-SP), Nikolas Ferreira (PL-MG), Julia Zanatta (PL-SC), Altineu Cortês (PL-RJ), Gustavo Gayer (PL-GO) and Capt. Alberto Neto (PL-AM). Senators Magno Malta (PL-ES), Eduardo Girão (Podemos-CE) and Jorge Seif (PL-SC) are also part of the group.