Investigations opened last month into two Indigenous leaders in Brazil were closed this week after a federal judge denounced the government\u0026#039;s actions as an \u0022illegal embarrassment,\u0022 but the think tank\u0026nbsp;Política por Inteiro said President Jair Bolsonaro has created \u0022an environment of violence\u0022 against Indigenous people.\u0022These are not isolated cases: others have been summoned by the police in similar circumstances,\u0022 Natalie Unterstell, the founder of the think tank, told The Guardian Thursday.\u0026nbsp;\u0022It is important to note that levels of civic freedom are going down in Brazil.\u0022Groups including Global Witness and Amazon Watch have expressed support for Sônia Guajajara, the head of Brazil\u0026#039;s largest Indigenous organization, and influential Indigenous activist Almir Suruí on social media in recent days.\u0026nbsp;Indigenous leader Sonia\u0026nbsp;Guajajara rightly warned Biden not to do a deal with Bolsonaro.Bolsonaro\u0026#039;s government is now bringing \u0026#039;slander\u0026#039; charges\u0026nbsp;against Guajajara in a brazen attempt to silence a critic.@jairbolsonaro,\u0026nbsp;criticism is not slander.https://t.co/Y2JnSLTAEI— Global Witness (@Global_Witness)\u0026nbsp;May 5, 2021The Bolsonaro\u0026nbsp;administration\u0026#039;s use of a FUNAI probe meant to intimidate \u0026amp; silence\u0026nbsp;@GuajajaraSonia has been suspended. Indigenous peoples in Brazil\u0026nbsp;will not be silenced! https://t.co/2QsNzwA51A— Amazon Watch (@amazonwatch) May 6, 2021Once again, Bolsonaro’s\u0026nbsp;regime is attacking indigenous rights. Sonia Guajajara, one of the leaders of Apib\u0026nbsp;(Brazilian Indigenous Peoples\u0026#039; Association) is being persecuted by\u0026nbsp;federal police. Her “crime”: denouncing Bolsonaro’s deadly pandemic policies.\u0026nbsp;#IndigenousEmergency\u0026nbsp;#Apib pic.twitter.com/vtVUGDJghk— socioambiental (@socioambiental) April 30, 2021Guajajara, who heads the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), and\u0026nbsp;Suruí were put under investigation last month over Indigenous\u0026nbsp;social media campaigns aimed at raising awareness of Covid-19 in their communities, which have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. A documentary series produced by Guajajara accused the government of \u0022genocide\u0022 for failing to protect indigenous people.According to\u0026nbsp;APIB, as of March there had been more than 50,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and over 900 deaths among Indigenous communities.\u0026nbsp;Brazil has seen one of the world\u0026#039;s worst outbreaks of the virus, exacerbated by Bolsonaro\u0026#039;s\u0026nbsp;dismissal of Covid-19 as \u0022a little flu\u0022 and his refusal to follow or promote public health protocols like mask-wearing and social distancing despite the fact that he contracted the disease last year. More than\u0026nbsp;428,000 people in Brazil have died of Covid-19 as of Thursday.\u0026nbsp;Attempts by\u0026nbsp;Guajajara, Suruí, and their communities to mitigate what Doctors Without Borders called a \u0022humanitarian catastrophe\u0022 were met with harassment by FUNAI, the Brazilian agency tasked with protecting the Indigenous population, Guajajara said. The agency accused the leaders of spreading \u0022fake news.\u0022\u0022It is scary to receive a subpoena from the police for a complaint made by FUNAI itself,\u0022 Guajajara told\u0026nbsp;The Guardian. \u0022This is unprecedented. It is Bolsonaro\u0026#039;s new FUNAI, which has completely reversed its role of protecting Indigenous peoples.\u0022Guajajara also called the investigation \u0022an attempt at intimidation and to avoid revealing the [government\u0026#039;s] inaction\u0022 in response to the pandemic.