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Brazil’s Federal Police ask Supreme Court if deputy Luis Miranda should be investigated for defamation

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Police on Monday asked Justice Rosa Weber of the Supreme Court (STF), to evaluate the government's request to investigate federal deputy Luis Miranda (DEM-DF) for defamatory accusations in the case of the purchase of the Indian Covid vaccine Covaxin.

In the government's view, the deputy lied to the Covid CPI by claiming that he had warned President Jair Bolsonaro about evidence of corruption regarding improper activities within the Ministry of Health and that the President had allegedly done nothing about it.

Miranda's allegation was repeatedly mentioned for weeks in major . . .

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