The plenary of the Chamber of Deputies approved a Senate substitute for a bill that makes institutional violence a crime, acts or omissions by public agents that harm the care provided to victims or witnesses of violence. Proposal goes to presidential sanction.
The original bill is authored by deputy Soraya Santos (PL-RJ), along with five other deputies, and was presented as a response to the conduct of public agents during the trial of businessman André Aranha, accused of raping digital influencer Mariana Ferrer.
During the trial, the defendant’s defense attorney made several mentions of Mariana’s personal life, including using intimate photographs. According to Mariana Ferrer, the photos were forged.
During the lawyer’s speech, the judge and the prosecutor did not intervene to defend or protest against the mentions made by the defense during the hearing, which had great national repercussion when it was made public. The defendant was acquitted for lack of evidence.
* With information from the Chamber Agency