Bolsonaro will pardon police officers who, according to him, killed in ‘the exercise of their duties’

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, As it did in 2019, it issued this Thursday, December 24, 2020, a pardon in favor of the cops and soldiers who are in prison convicted of having killed to some criminal in exercise of his functions.

The pardon, traditionally granted in Brazil within the framework of the Christmas, will be published this Friday in the Official Gazette, but sources from the Presidency advanced that it will be similar to the one dictated last year by Bolsonaro, leader of the Brazilian extreme right and a staunch defender of the “strong hand” against crime.

“Federal police, civil police, military police and firefighters, among others, who in the exercise of their function or as a consequence of it, they have committed culpable crimes or without intention, they will be contemplated in the decree “, says a text that has been advanced to the press by Secretariat of the Presidency.

This measure will also benefit those arrested with “serious problems of Health“, among those who cite the cases of sick of AIDS and some type of cancer.

The pardon is general and does not contemplate individualized cases, therefore, to achieve the benefit, the attorneys of each of the possible benefited should go to courts, which will have the last word on the matter in function of each case.

Forgiveness for agents of security that they kill in the exercise of their functions is defended by Bolsonaro for decades and was included in a project of law on security sent last year by the government al Congress, which finally vetoed that point.

He leaderHowever, he has not given up and has said that as of February next year, when the directives from Chamber of Deputies and ofl Senate, will insist on that matter.

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Last week, when he announced that he plans to submit another law al Parliament on the same topic, Bolsonaro he sent a message “to the hypocrites“who are opposed to this measure, which are above all the press and the human rights, and assured that “it is not a permit to kill, but the law not to die “.

Bolsonaro argued that “a policeman has to fulfill his mission and then go home to rest, without waiting for a notice from a Justice official “in case he has killed a offender.

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