Chamber approves commission to monitor disappearances in the Amazon

Chamber approves commission to monitor disappearances in the Amazon

The Chamber of Deputies approved this Wednesday (15) the creation of an external commission to monitor, inspect and propose measures on the disappearance of indigenist Bruno Pereira and journalist Dom Philips, correspondent for the British newspaper The Guardian. The two disappeared on June 5 in an area of ​​the Vale do Javari indigenous reserve, the second largest in the country, with more than 8.5 million hectares.Chamber approves commission to monitor disappearances in the Amazon

The proposal was presented by deputy Joenia Wapichana (Rede-RR) and 12 other parliamentarians. According to the deputy, it is essential that the Chamber “looks into the circumstances of the disappearance of the journalist Dom Philips and the indigenist Bruno Pereira”.

“The reason that this external Commission is requesting is that the whole country is waiting for action from us, from the Legislative Power, as parliamentarians who have sworn to uphold the Federal Constitution. indigenous peoples, by riverine people, by people who live in that area”, said the deputy.


On Monday (13), the Senate had already approved the creation of a temporary external commission to monitor investigations. The request for the creation of the commission was made by Senator Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP). According to him, the region is handed over to criminal organizations involved in illegal mining, illegal logging and drug trafficking.

“And it is these criminal organizations in Vale do Javari, against which Dom Phillips, Bruno Pereira and the indigenous peoples fought”, argued the senator. The group will be formed by three members of the Human Rights Commission, three of the Environment Commission and three of the Constitution and Justice Commission.

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