Who Killed Jean Charles? Brazil Wants London to Answer.

The director of the Foreign Ministry’s Department of Brazilian Communities Abroad, Manoel Gomes Pereira, says that Brazil would like the British government to pinpoint the person responsible for the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes.

Menezes, a 27-year old Brazilian living in London where he worked as an electrician, was shot by London police on July 22 immediately after he boarded a subway car.


Menezes had been mistakenly identified as a suicide bomber and became the first, and so far the only, victim of the London police shoot-to-kill policy. His death took place soon after over 50 people died in bomb attacks on London subways and buses.


According to Pereira, “We have a death that someone was responsible for. People in Britain and in Brazil would like some answers. I do not think we can have closure without some answers.”


At the moment a Brazilian mission is in London to accompany the Menezes investigation. So far members of the mission have expressed satisfaction with the Independent Investigation Commission’s activities and have said that they are getting answers to their questions.


ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

‘I Defend a Palestinian State and Israel,’ Says Brazil’s Lula

The result of the Summit of South American – Arab Countries will come “in ...

700 Indians Protest in Brazil’s Capital

Around 700 representatives of 89 Indian ethnic groups from nearly all of the states ...

Santa Catarina, Brazil, Has Become an Industrial Powerhouse

The southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina is a privileged state. Apart from having ...

Cae & Gil 120 Years of Sound

The partnership between Caetano and Gil is one of the most fertile and lasting ...

Brazilian Indian Leaders Go to Brasí­lia Looking for Justice

Four leaders of the Tupinikim and Guarani peoples, who live in the southeastern state ...

Youth Maze

Who is the Brazilian teenager? He/she is passionate and apathetic, abstemious and drug-addicted, criminal ...

These Brazilians Make Art Off Fish Scales and Shrimp Nets

These Brazilian artists are just starting but dream that in future they may export ...

Indians Join Search for Bodies from Crashed Boeing in Brazilian Jungle

A passenger plane which crashed in a remote Amazon region collided with another aircraft, ...

Emperor Henrique I

If everything works as planned in Brasília, Brazilians won’t have to worry about a ...

They Sell 95% of Brazil’s Neonatal Equipment to 91 Countries

Exports by Brazil's medical, hospital and laboratory equipment maker Fanem rose 35% last year. ...