PF launches inquiry to investigate crimes against Yanomamis in Roraima

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The Federal Police (PF) launched a police investigation, by order of the Ministry of Justice, to investigate the crimes of genocide, failure to provide assistance, environmental crimes, as well as other related crimes in Yanomami indigenous lands.

The investigation is underway at the PF Regional Superintendence in Roraima and remains confidential.

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Last Saturday, the President of the Republic, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), visited the indigenous people and promised to give dignity to the people.

Lula also stated that he should take doctors to the village to assist the indigenous people in the communities.

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More than 1,000 emergency visits to Yanomami indigenous people in a serious state of health have already been carried out over the last few days, according to the national secretary of Indigenous Health, Ricardo Weibe Tapeba.

According to the government, the main problems plaguing the region’s indigenous people are malaria and severe malnutrition.

The humanitarian crisis involving the Yanomami came to light when the Minister of Indigenous Peoples, Sônia Guajajara, made posts about the serious situation in the territory.

According to the minister, 570 Yanomami indigenous people have died of malnutrition over the last four years, during the government of former President Jair Bolsonaro.

Source: CNN Brasil

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