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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 Hilary Marie Johnson Struggles over the fate of the DOPS building in Rio de Janeiro Different groups are weighing in on what should be done to the building where for decades the infamous and now extinct Department of … Continue reading

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Posted by David McCoy The National Truth Commission has made available the testimonies of Carlos Alberto Brilhante Ustra, a convicted torturer in the Doi-Codi facility in São Paulo; Gilberto Natalini, a senator from São Paulo who was tortured by Ustra; … Continue reading

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Posted by David McCoy The Minister of Justice will coordinate an effort to centralize the millions of documents produced during the military regime that, as of now, are held in the archives of various ministries in Brazil. While it has … Continue reading

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Posted by Robyn Smith  Demonstrations outside of the headquarters of the Civil Police in Rio Grande de Sul meant to call the public’s attention to the location’s former use as a torture site by DOPS, created further controversy due to the identities of those who … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro Bar Association Announces Truth Commission and Memorial Development

Posted by Robyn Smith  Following in the steps of the OAB of São Paulo, the OAB (Bar Association) of Rio de Janeiro announced on Thursday (the 28th) that they too would host their own Truth Commission. Wadih Damous, president of OAB-RJ, stated the commission … Continue reading

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