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Bolsonaro could face ICC charges over ecocide - report

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro could face charges in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged contribution to the extinction of Amazonian tribes through enhanced deforestation of the area during his tenure, UOL reported on Saturday.

According to the report, the charges against Bolsonaro would be brought up by indigenous leaders from the zone. Once they are formally pressed, the Office of the Prosecutor will examine the accusations and determine if an investigation should be started.

Since taking office in 2019, Bolsonaro has retracted various legal protections for indigenous peoples and facilitated the deforestation of Amazonia by focusing its policies on agriculture.

Breaking the News / JR