Fear of Political Persecution Emerges in Brazil

In the United States, political persecution is a very real concern. Events in recent years have certainly contributed to the perception that said persecution and corruption are on the rise.

Though this isn’t mutually exclusive to America either. Other nations certainly have their problems. There are some places where political rivals have been poisoned, jailed for suspicious reasons, missing, or even killed.

However, in Brazil, one specific incident is now generating concerns about political persecution. According to the Gateway Pundit, at the center of it all is COVID mitigation efforts.

What’s Going on in Brazil?

Jair Bolsonaro is the former president of Brazil. Though only a few days ago, police raided his home and took possession of his phone. Apparently, this was done in order to ascertain whether or not Bolsonaro previously traveled with an illegitimate vaccine card.

Several aides to Bolsonaro were arrested by law enforcement in Brazil. Likewise, his wife’s phone was also taken into custody.

To many folks, this looks like a set-up or shakedown, rather than by-the-book police work. According to Bolsonaro, he never took the COVID vaccine and never falsified any documents for any reason.

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According to additional reports, law enforcement who raided the former president of Brazil came prepared. Police are said to have possessed several warrants permitting search and seizure, along with warrants allowing preventative arrest.

The accusations here are that allies of Bolsonaro crafted phony COVID vaccine cards so that he and those around him could travel freely and without restrictions.

Brazil seems to believe this and is also looking into what it claims are other breaches of the country’s health guidelines. In the meantime, social media weighed in on what happened to Bolsonaro.

Much of the public shares the view that the former president is ultimately being targeted for malicious reasons.

This article appeared in Watch Dog News and has been published here with permission.