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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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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 The National Truth Commission (CNV) has identified more than 80 companies were involved in espionage and releasing the names of more than 300 workers to Brazil’s military dictatorship, including Volkswagen, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. The question … Continue reading

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Posted by Vanessa Castañeda Next Friday, the 26th of September, the Amnesty Commission will investigate a claim put forth by the Suruí Indigenous from the state of Pará, of having been victims of the dictatorship.  According to the fifteen Suruís, … Continue reading

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Amnesty Commission Hosts Roundtables in New York

Posted by Rebecca J. Atencio Amnesty Commission President Paulo Abrão of the Amnesty Commission was in New York this week, attending to official business that included a Marcas da Memória (Marks of Memory) Film Screening at the Brazilian Consulate and … Continue reading

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Reading Paulo Freire in Recife

Guest Post by Cath Collins Cath Collins is professor of transitional justice at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland and director of the Human Rights Observatory at the Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. She attended the 78th Amnesty Caravan and … Continue reading

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