PF arrests prospector convicted of genocide of Yanomami indigenous people

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The Military Police of Boa Vista (RR) arrested this Friday (6) 62-year-old prospector Eliézio Neri, convicted by the courts for the extermination of indigenous people in the Yanomami Land, on the Brazilian-Venezuela border, in 1993.

The “Haximu Massacre”, in 1993, was the first to be recognized as genocide by the Brazilian Justice, when 12 Yanomami were killed by illegal miners in Roraima, on the border with Venezuela. Among the dead were women, children and even babies.

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The Federal Police said that it learned, through the intelligence service, that the garimpeiro would arrive in Boa Vista via the bus station and informed the PM, who carried out the arrest. Eliézio Neri was approached in a supermarket.

The arrest warrant against Neri was issued in 2018 by the Federal Regional Court of the 1st Region, but he was on the run.

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After being arrested, the prospector was taken to the PF superintendence and then forwarded to the Roraima Prison System, where he will be available to justice.

Source: CNN Brasil

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