One Step Closer to Brazil’s First Criminal Trial…

Federal prosecutors announced today that they are bringing criminal charges against Colonel Sebastião Curió Rodrigues de Moura in relation to five cases of political disappearance that occurred in the 1970s. The charges will be submitted to a federal judge, who will decide whether the case will go to trial. It remains to be seen whether the case will move forward. If it does, it would represent a landmark in Brazil’s transitional justice process: the first time any perpetrator has ever been held officially accountable for dictatorship-era rights violations.

For more articles in English, see here and here.

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