Brazil report documents years of persecution under dictatorship

December 11, 2014 1:04 AM

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Brazil report documents years of persecution under dictatorship

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil took its most significant step yet to address the human rights violations of its military dictatorship on Wednesday, releasing an exhaustive report that documents nearly two decades of government-approved political killings and torture.

After 30 years of impunity for crimes of the state, the National Truth Commission report names 377 people allegedly responsible for 434 deaths and disappearances, and thousands of acts of torture. The list includes top regime figures who instituted policies of persecution, and lowly soldiers who car...

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