July 1, 2022

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A Brazilian minister was martyred in a police suffocation case

BRASILIA, June 1 (Prensa Latina) The Human Rights Committee of Brazil’s House of Representatives today approved the summons of Justice Minister Anderson Torres to explain the death of a man who suffocated in a police car.

On May 25, in the state of Sergipe (northeast), agents of the Federal Road Police turned the trunk of a car into a “gas chamber” and left Ginvaldo de Jesus dos Santos imprisoned for two minutes after tear gas was fired. The bomb that cost him his life.

This fact was recorded live and broadcast on the Internet, which caused strong questions about the performance of the police.

There was an attempt by the government’s allied base to withdraw the summons requirements. However, the referee rejected the adjournment request by a vote of 10 to 2.

For Federal MP Felipe Franceschini, it is not up to the minister to provide clarifications on the issue.

“Everyone knows it was a very unfortunate event, but it is not up to the Minister to fully know these facts. We have a director and an entire board of directors within the Federal Highway Police.”

In this regard, the parliamentarian Alexander Fruta, the author of one of the requirements, refuted the colleague.

I think it is up to the Minister to clarify the facts. “Given the events that took place, I think this invitation is necessary,” he added.

We have to accept, yes, without ideology, without radicalism. The legislator stressed, “I think that the Minister of Justice should attend this committee.”

Torres also has to explain in the House of Representatives the recent police operation in Vila Cruzeiro Favela, in Rio de Janeiro, which left 25 people dead.

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