MPF will investigate complaints about Yanomami girls pregnant by miners

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The Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPF) in Roraima is going to investigate the information about the complaint that Yanomami girls were pregnant after the rape of miners who invaded the indigenous land. The information was confirmed by the agency on Monday (6).

According to the MPF, a fact sheet was created to gather information about the complaint. With this verification, the body can then take any appropriate measure, such as opening an investigation, if necessary.

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Last Friday (3), the national secretary for the Rights of the Child, Ariel de Castro Alves, told the CNN who received a complaint that “there were 30 girls pregnant by miners or who had recently had children”. “We received it from the Indigenous Council of Roraima during a meeting held in the Yanomami District in Boa Vista,” he said.

“We intend to have these cases investigated and we need to have the identifications, the names of the adolescents and more information about these cases so that we can ask for any investigations of sexual violence that they have suffered from the miners”, said Castro Alves.

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In a note sent to CNN the Indigenous Council of Roraima reported that it had not formalized any complaints about the girls’ pregnancies and that more information should be requested from the competent authorities.

Also on Friday (3), the Ministry of Human Rights and Citizenship (MDHC) reported that it had received information that Yanomami girls and teenagers were pregnant by miners and that the ministry had begun investigating the allegations.

(With information from Beatriz Carneiro and Elizabeth Matravolgyi)

Source: CNN Brasil

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