Brazilian Supreme Court Will Consider Continuous Crimes

Posted by Allison Fisher

The Brazilian Supreme Court will decide next Wednesday whether continuous crimes are an exception to the Amnesty Law. The controversy arose when federal prosecutors tried to file criminal charges against Colonel Sebastião Curió Rodrigues de Moura, who is accused of kidnapping five guerrillas in the Araguaia region during the dictatorship. The OAB is challenging the law, stating that since the bodies of the individuals have not been found, the crimes are ongoing. It is already being predicted, however, that the Supreme Court will reject this reasoning. Read more about case here and here.

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