Brazil's ambassador to France, Luís Fernando Serra, sent a letter to French lawmakers expressing his "deep indignation" that the assassination of city councilor Marielle Franco received more attention than the murder of a Brazilian mayor or the stabbing against then-presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.
The confrontation took place in response to letters from Senator Laurence Cohen of the French Communist Party and Congresswoman Christine Pirès of the Socialist Party asking for clarification on the progress of the investigation into Marielle's murder.
The ambassador told lawmakers that the crime against Celso Daniel and the attempt on Bolsonaro was just as serious as Marielle's and had not received any protests.
Serra expressed his "deep indignation for treatments so different concerning similar cases," according to what Folha learned.
French senator Laurence Cohen published part of Serra's letter on her Twitter.
"I remind you that those who ordered the assassination attempt of Jair Bolsonaro, during his election campaign, were also not identified, even though the perpetrator of the crime was arrested and placed in a psychiatric institution. This act is, in my opinion, as serious as the other political crimes mentioned here ", wrote the Brazilian ambassador.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon