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There has been so much corruption that the Brazilian National Court has decided to take action in this matter.
The organization, which is in the process of clarifying complaints related to the judiciary, said on Thursday that it would investigate the behavior of a judge who kept an 11-year-old girl – pregnant after being raped – in a dormitory. She did not perform the abortion legally.
Posted a video Portal Ladybox And by Interception Earlier this week, although the trial took place on May 9, he brought the incident to the fore.
In the video, he sees the judge Jonah Ribeiro ZimmerThe Santa Catarina Court of Justice (TJSC) is trying to convince Minor not to have an abortion.
“As for the baby, did you understand that if you interrupt, you have to wait until the baby is born and that baby dies? Do you understand that? What cruelty? The baby cries until it is born and dies.” The judge says ..
At another point, he pushes the girl to wait until the baby is born and adopt the baby.
“What is your expectation regarding the baby? Do you want to see it born?” The judge asks again.
After the little girl’s negative response, he asked her again if she wanted to “choose the baby’s name”.
He goes further and asks if the rapist agrees to a possible adoption.
“Do you think the baby’s father will agree to adopt it?” You can hear him say that.
The video went viral in Brazil and many voices questioned the judge’s actions, announcing that the children he worked with were leaving the court.
Ribeiro Zimmer was promoted and transferred to another city, although he said he was appointed before the case came to light and decided to accept the new position.
According to Brazilian newspapers, the girl was allegedly sexually abused by a member of her own household when she was 10 years old.
After being taken to a hospital in Florianópolis, doctors found that she was 22 weeks pregnant, so they refused the abortion procedure and said they would only do it with judicial approval.
The Guardianship Council of the city where he lived contacted the Ministry of Public Works (MBSC) of Santa Catarina when he was raped, which submitted a request to take the girl to a temporary shelter.
In the verdict, Judge Ribeiro Zimmer said the recommendation for early shelter was now intended at the request of the Children’s Court to protect the girl from the aggressor. “Prevent abortion“.
The magistrate said the girl’s mother had told the court that she wanted her daughter’s welfare, but that if the young woman had not been taken to the shelter, her mother would have performed a forced abortion.
In the video of the trial, the judge pressures her to carry a minor pregnancy on several occasions.
“How long do you agree to keep the baby in your womb so we can finish creating it, give it medicine and its small lungs will mature so we can separate the baby prematurely. If you want, take care of it?” He says.
The judge tries to persuade the girl’s mother that if she gives birth to a daughter, she can leave the newborn for adoption and create happiness for “30,000 couples who want a baby.”
The mother of an 11-year-old girl responds, “It will make them happy because they have not passed on what I experienced.
In an interview with the press Caterinance newspaper Following the revelation of the case, the judge said he was not against abortion, but based his opinion on the “opinion” of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Brazilian Ministry of Health.
“There is a concept for the word abortion and this concept is up to 22 weeks. This concept came from the WHO (World Health Organization) and the Ministry of Health. There is a term,” he said.
However, the BBC Brazil portal explains that Brazilian law allows abortion in three cases (rape, maternal life threatening or miscarriage is not applicable to life). There is no gestational age limit.
In the interview, the magistrate denied the criticism and said he did not give further details so as not to expose the girl.
“For the situation, I want to be blamed for everything to protect the woman. I want to defend myself. It’s very cowardly. There are a thousand things to defend myself, but it’s very cowardly for me to try to expose myself. The woman, the woman’s mother, the family. So I want to bear this pressure alone.” He said.
After the case was made public, the judge pointed out that providing more information could create additional costs for the court, as it would “endanger her life”, i.e. he would not provide additional details such as providing bodyguards.
“There’s another issue, which is corporate security, my data has been made public, and my life is already in danger.
Ribeiro Zimmer has worked in the Children and Youth area since 2004 and has been promoted to Business Court in the Itajoy Valley.
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