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Brazilian: UN chief ‘totally confident’ in country’s democratic strength

Mr. Guterres tweeted their alarm at the violent moments in Brasilia on Weekend, and the UN Country Group there also issued a statement strongly condemning the particular assault. UN News/Daniel Johnson

Democracy ‘moves forward’

The democratic function of Brazil can move on ”, the UN chief said, incorporating that “what matters would be that the rule of law functions, and democracy moves forward”. Responding to accusations in the President that he had stoked Sunday’s violence, Mr. Bolsonaro denied doing so, and messaged that his supporters experienced crossed the line of peaceful protest. The OHCHR chief said accepting political election outcomes following free, reasonable and transparent elections, had been “at the heart of basic democratic principles. Baseless allegations of electoral fraud undermine the right to political participation . He said the Government has been grateful for all the messages of “support and solidarity” that were received, including from the EL Secretary-General. “I condemn this attack on the heart of Brazilian democracy”, he additional, describing it as “the culmination of the sustained distortion of facts and incitement to violence and hatred by political, social and economic actors who have been fuelling an environment of distrust, division, and destruction by rejecting the end result of democratic elections. ” He or she called on authorities to keep prompt, impartial, effective plus transparent investigations into Sunday’s violence and bring those people responsible to account.

UN Secretary General António Guterres (centre) comments on the assault on Brazil’s democratic institutions at a press conference at the Palais de Nations, Geneva.
Mr. Bolsonaro remaining Brazil a few days before President Lula’s inauguration on 1 January, and is currently in the usa. He vigorously challenged the final results of the 30 October run-off election.

We have been confident that the strength of Brazilian institutions will allow us to overcome the chaotic and lamentable incidents of yesterday ”, he said, “and allow all of us to move forward within the power of our democratic institutions. ”

Culmination of ‘sustained distortion’

  “ My Workplace is ready to support the new Govt in dealing with the human rights issues Brazilian is facing. ” Yet he said that he continued to be “absolutely convinced that Brazil can deal with this situation” and ensure that those responsible are held responsible for their actions . Thousands of protesters – largely supporters of the country’s former right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro who narrowly lost a bitterly contested election in October, to their long-time leftist rival and former incumbent, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – breached Congress, the Supreme Court and parts of the particular presidential palace.

Disinformation must stop

In a statement released by his workplace on Monday, the EL human rights chief, Volker Türk, described Sunday’s moments in the Brazilian capital, since “shocking”. According to information reports, around 1, two hundred were detained after the riots, many supporters of Mr. Bolsonaro who believe without having evidence, that the election has been stolen. Some supporters had been camping out since the election beat last year. He added that “disinformation and manipulation need to cease. I urge leaders from across Brazil’s political spectrum to cooperate with each other to work towards restoring trust in democratic institutions, and to promote open public dialogue and participation. ” During Sunday’s riots at least eight journalists were attacked or had equipment destroyed, said Mr. Türk, which confirmed what he called “a trend of maximizing physical aggression against journalists in a context of high levels of political violence. ”

‘Violent and lamentable’ scenes: Ambassador

UN Admin General António Guterres (centre) comments on the assault on Brazil’s democratic institutions at a press conference at the Palais de Nations, Geneva. Speaking with UN Headquarters on Mon outside the Security Council pursuing the extension of Syria’s aid lifeline for a further six months, Brazil’s ambassador Ronaldo Costa Filho, said that President Lula’s administration repudiated the violence, in the strongest possible terms”. Within comments to journalists on Monday, Mr. Guterres stated that he had been shocked simply by reports that a mob got entered and ransacked government buildings on Sunday within Brasilia.


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