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Brazil’s Covid CPI has former director of Ministry of Health arrested for false testimony

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - During testimony before the Senate Covid CPI on Wednesday, former Health Ministry director Roberto Dias was arrested in flagrante for giving false testimony.

The order came from the chairman of the committee, Senator Omar Aziz (PSD-AM), after the revelation of audios that contradicted the testimony by Dias about a chance encounter with state police Corporal Luis Paulo Dominguetti, in a restaurant in Brasilia, where the policeman says that the former director asked for a bribe of one dollar per dose of vaccine.

After testifying as a witness in a parliamentary investigative commission, going to jail . . .

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