RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, April 2nd, the Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy (ABJD) filed a complaint against President Jair Bolsonaro at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.
In the complaint, the organization claims that the President committed a crime against humanity by encouraging actions that increase the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, Bolsonaro has downplayed the disease's mortality and criticized the isolation recommended by the Health Ministry.
The complaint recalls a study by the London Imperial College, which estimates that up to 1.1 million Brazilians could . . .