In an attempt to divert attention elsewhere, he took advantage of a controversy over the legalization of a Nazi party in Brazil to suggest the need to outlaw "the Communists."
On Wednesday, the International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed the reception of the complaint filed by Brazilian Senator Randolfe Rodriguez against President Jair Bolsonaro, who is accused of committing crimes against humanity.
Based on the COVID-19 Commission report approved in Oct. 2021, the complaint must be evaluated by the international judges before The Hague court proceeds with an investigation.
The complaint is based on the final report of the senate commission that analyzed how the Brazilian federal government handled the pandemic. Presented in October 2021, this report concluded that the anti-vax politician committed nine crimes, among which are crimes against humanity, charlatanism, and incitement to crime.
Since the pandemic began, Bolsonaro has minimized the danger of COVID-19, has avoided enacting restrictive measures to contain the disease, and has defended drugs without proven scientific efficacy, such as hydroxychloroquine. When vaccines began to appear, the far-right politician promoted messages questioning the advisability of vaccination.
Brazilian police attack Indigenous community trying to halt illegal mining— Christian Poirier (@cpeartree) November 19, 2021
Bolsonaro regime and its henchmen are party to mounting brutality against Indigenous lands & lives & is complicity with criminal networks ravaging the Amazon’s forests & waterwayshttps://t.co/39gmvABWnk pic.twitter.com/RexTxLSxcS
On Wednesday, Bolsonaro used social networks to promote speeches against Brazilian workers and progressive organizations. Using rhetorical arguments, he compared the Communists with the Nazis to insinuate the need to establish laws to outlaw leftist organizations.
"We want our laws to reach and fight organizations promoting ideologies that preach anti-Semitism, the division of people into races or classes... ideologies that have also decimated millions of innocent people around the world, such as communism," Bolsonaro said while pretended to be a defender of freedom and an opponent of totalitarianism.
The statements made by this former Capital, who made a political career defending the bloody Brazilian dictatorships, occurred amid the public controversy unleashed by a dialogue between youtuber Bruno Monteiro, who defended the creation and legalization of a Nazi party in Brazil, and Federal lawmaker Kim Kataguiri, who is known for having proposed a bill to define the Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST) and the Homeless Workers Movement (MTST) as terrorist organizations.
Protesters came out in over a dozen cities in Brazil today to demand justice for Moïse Kabagambe, a 22 year old Congolese immigrant who was murdered behind the policeman-owned Rio de Janeiro beach Kiosk he worked at after demanding R$200 in back pay. My report for @telesurenglish pic.twitter.com/SB4HsTDkmY— BrianMier (@BrianMteleSUR) February 5, 2022