Brumadinho tragedy: 4 years of impunity
A Manifesto demands criminal accountability of those responsible for the dam failure in Brumadinho
Fotos feita pela fotógrafa independente Isis Medeiros em janeiro de 2019 no desastre de Brumadinho.
More than 30 entities and 60 people from civil society released this Wednesday (25th of January) the manifesto titled “Enough of Impunity. Justice for Brumadinho!”, which condemns the slow progress of the criminal proceedings against the defendants and demands the immediate commencement of the trial, with the sole purpose of holding the defendants accountable for the crime that occurred 4 years ago in Brumadinho (MG), when a dam of processing tailings miner mine; Vale S.A, broke and left more than 270 people dead and six others missing until now.
“With so much evidence at hand about the crimes committed and those responsible, we cannot therefore, under any circumstances, allow justice to continue to be neglected towards those affected, their families, society and the environment. Every day that passes, the freedom of the accused is the guarantee for a reoccurrence of same crimes”, says an excerpt from the manifesto.