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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda In 1990, Perus, the mass clandestine gravesite was identified as containing 1,049 skeletons. 25 years later, there is still little that has been done to safely uncover and identify the remains of potential political prisoners and … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda The final report disclosed the 377 names of agents responsible for tortures, disappearances and murders. The National Truth Commission stands in favor of punishing those directly or indirectly involved in human rights violations. But others, such … Continue reading

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By Vanessa Castañeda The final report, presented to President Dilma on 10 December 2014, consists of three volumes. The first provides a history, description and the goals of the National Truth Commission (CNV) . The second provides information regarding human … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda The National Truth Commission (CNV) began their 31 month-long investigation with locating the dead and disappeared as one of its most pressing objectives. The CNV only found one body (Brasilia) and says the main reason they … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda On 27 November 2014, former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso gave his testimony to the National Truth Commission (CNV) about his life exiled during the military dictatorship. Additionally, although he was not tortured himself, he speaks against … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda Since its installation three years ago, the National Truth Commission (CNV) has carried out public hearings, visited former torture centers (including with former political prisoners) and will deliver its Final Report on the 10th of this month.  Representatives … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda The Amnesty Commission released an investigation to the Judge’s Association for Democracy (AJD) revealing five judges given political amnesty for having been persecuted during the military dictatorship. One of the five, who remains unnamed, was imprisoned. … Continue reading

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