The activities of the MST CPI were closed until the presentation of the final report, on September 14th. The order came from the president of the commission, federal deputy Zucco (Republicanos-RS) and was communicated to the parliamentarians who make up the group on Monday afternoon (4).
The message from the MST CPI Secretariat says: “By determination of the President, Deputy Zucco, I inform you that in view of the recent regulatory and judicial measures that made it impossible to continue the actions, testimonies, breaches of confidentiality and other measures necessary to clarify the facts related to the land invasion industry in Brazil, this Presidency informs the Parliamentary Members of this Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry that there will be no other meeting or hearing until the timely consideration of the final report.”
Earlier, a decision by the Federal Supreme Court (STF) frustrated the Bolsonarist wing of the MST’s CPI, which has had difficulty shining a light on the commission, which remains hidden from public opinion.
The testimonies that were scheduled for this Monday at the MST CPI were suspended by decision of the STF. The commission would hear two employees from the Institute of Land and Agrarian Reform of Alagoas (Iteral), the president of the body, Jaime Messias Silva, and the executive manager of the municipality, José Rodrigo Marques Quaresma.
The decision angered Zuco and the MST CPI rapporteur, federal deputy Ricardo Salles (PL-SP), who met to discuss the matter. In the afternoon, the decision of the commission president came.
Federal deputy Luciene Cavalcante (PSOL-SP) celebrated the decision: “A CPI that began without any determined facts, in a shallow attempt to criminalize one of the largest social movements in the world. Now, the CPI ends with the rapporteur, deputy defendant, indicted for crimes against the treasury and the president investigated for misogyny. We were victorious because we defended truth and democracy, now we will fight for the rapporteur and the president to be held accountable for the crimes they committed during this CPI”.
Editing: Rodrigo Durão Coelho