Indictment of Brazilian Ex-Officers for Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips Murders

Police in Brazil indicted the previous head and deputy head of the nation’s Indigenous affairs company for failing to take “obligatory measures” to forestall the killings of a British journalist and a Brazilian Indigenous professional within the Javari Valley of the Amazon rainforest final 12 months.

The disappearance of former company official Bruno Pereira, 41, and journalist Dom Phillips, 57, in June 2022 sparked outrage in Brazil and past. Pereira, a longtime official with Brazil’s Indigenous affairs company, had been threatened for his work mapping prison exercise within the valley, whereas Phillips was a Brazil-based correspondent who wrote for the Guardian and The Washington Submit.