August 17, 2022
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Outrage in Brazil as Jair Bolsonaro avoids five charges related to Covid response

Senators call for investigation into top prosecutor after charges against president shelved

Brazilian senators are calling for an investigation into one of the country’s top prosecutors after she shelved several charges against the president, Jair Bolsonaro, over his mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A damning congressional inquiry had recommended that Bolsonaro be charged with nine offences, including crimes against humanity and charlatanism, for promoting false treatments such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin.

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