Monthly Archives: October 2014

In the News…

Posted by Vanessa Castañeda The Amnesty Commission has delivered a report to the Rio de Janeiro State Truth Commission, identifying workers that suffered political persecution and human rights violations from the military government in the state of Rio de Janeiro. … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda Pedro Dallari, President of the National Truth Commission (CNV) has stated that it is pertinent for the Armed Forces to acknowledge the human rights violations during the military dictatorship for Brazil to recover the memory, truth, … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda On 14 October 2014, the minister of the Secretariat of Human rights, Ideli Salvatii, established a versatile group of researchers to accelerate the investigation of the exhumed bodies from a trench in the Peru Cemetery in São … Continue reading

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Elections Update: Speculations on the Future of Transitional Justice

Posted by Hilary Marie Johnson (with contributions by Rebecca Atencio) The first round of elections, held on October 5th, showed current president Dilma Rousseff secure 41.4% of the vote and opponent Aécio Neves 33.7%, removing third contender Marina Silva. Rousseff’s inability … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda The Federal University of Espírito Santo’s (Ufes) Truth Commission organized a public hearing on 9 October 2014. Oral surgeon Laura Coutinho gave her testimony of having been a tortured prisoner during the military dictatorship. She was … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda On the 30th September 2014 former colonel Paulo Rubens Pereira Diniz asked for amnesty from the National Truth Commission (CNV) at a hearing with the Minas Gerais Bar Association (OAB-MG) in Belo Horizonte. During his questioning … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda In a federal court in São Paulo, substitute judge Rubem David Müzel rejected charges brought by prosecutors of the Federal Public Ministry against Colonel Alberto Ustra in the case of the 1971 death of journalist Luiz Merlino. … Continue reading

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