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Experts criticize forced internment and ask decriminalizing drugs

Sent to the three powers, the letter was one of the resolutions of the International Conference on Drugs held this weekend

 
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International Congress on Drugs 2013: Law, Health and Society at the National Museum of the Republic, the Ministries Congress brought together about 700 participants, including members of civil society movements, universities and government representatives
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International Congress on Drugs 2013: Law, Health and Society at the National Museum of the Republic, the Ministries
Congress brought together about 700 participants, including members of civil society movements, universities and government representatives

Experts and activists who advocate the decriminalization of drugs in Brazil will deliver a letter to President Dilma Rousseff, to Congress and the Supreme Court (STF) charging the drafting of a new drug policy that is not based on measures prohibitionists.

The main criticism of the group is to Bill 7,663 / 2010 amending Law Drug to increase the minimum penalty for drug traffickers and provides for compulsory hospitalization of dependents. According to the signatories of the document, the PL is a throwback to the debate on drugs in Brazil and injures constitutional rights.

We note the failure of prohibitionist model, the design point in the opposite direction, in particular prioritizing the forced internment, that the UN itself [United Nations] states as torture. Find it unacceptable that the government of President Dilma, who has a history of human rights, admit that this will occur, evaluated neuroscientist Siddhartha Ribeiro, member of the scientific committee and organizer of the congress.

The Supreme Court, the group asks the judgment of unconstitutionality of penalizing drug possession for personal use, provided for in Article 28 of the Drug Act.

For Ribeiro, the drug debate in Brazil has been downgraded by the lack of arguments of the proponents of measures that only called for the ban. Furthermore, it is necessary to ensure that the information society can express themselves on the subject. The only way to protect society is with information, this can only be achieved with regulation, with transparency. In the dark it is impossible to ban mused.

The prohibition failed, increased violence. There is no justification for the ban, it's all based on fallacy. They have no arguments, but they have the consent of the uninformed criticized.

The conference brought together some 700 participants, including members of civil society movements, universities and government representatives, mostly contrary to admissions and the criminalization of drug use.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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