17/06/2016 16h47 - Updated 17/06/2016 16h47

under protest, Commission approves reduce the legal age of 18 for 16 years

The special commission that analyzes the PEC of criminal majority approved, this Wednesday (17), the opinion presented by the rapporteur.
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Under protests and tight security, the special committee that analyzes the PEC (Proposed Amendment to the Constitution) the age of criminal approved, this Wednesday (17), the opinion presented by the rapporteur, Laertes Bessa (PR-DF). The document provides for the reduction of the legal age of 18 for 16 years for heinous crimes, intentional homicide, aggravated robbery and grievous bodily harm followed by death. The report was approved by 21 the votes and 6 Against. Now, PEC goes to the full House of Representatives and must be voted, in first round, not next day 30.

The meeting on Wednesday was marked by strong security apparatus assembled by the Legislative Police. only parliamentarians, advisors, journalists and special guests were able to enter the room. Militant student movements were barred, but they did apitaço outside. At the end of the vote, After the vote, Members of “Bullet bench” led protesters singing “I am Brazilian, very proud, with love'. The group was headed by Members Major Olimpio (PDT-SP), deputy Waldir (PSDB-GO) and Marco Feliciano (PSC-SP).

The final moments of the vote came to be accompanied by the leader of the government in the House, José Guimarães (PT), and the Minister of Civil Aviation, Eliseu Padilha (PMDB). The government of President Dilma Rousseff (PT) v is the reduction.

Among the special guests were the author of the PEC, the federal Benedito Domingos former MP and councilor for São Paulo Ari Friedenbach (Pros-SP), father of young Liana Friedenbach, raped and killed in 2003 then the minor Roberto Aparecido Alves Cardoso, known as Champinha.

The report by Bessa on Wednesday is a result of the agreement tailored by the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha (PMDB-RJ), publicly for the measure.

Originally, the report called for the reduction of criminal responsibility for all crimes. The new document, However, restricts the reduction of legal age to heinous crimes and other crimes considered more severe. The report also extinguishes the forecast of a referendum in 2016 during the municipal elections on the matter.

Source: UOL

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