Brazil truth commission issues damning report against country's former military dictatorship

December 10, 2014 6:00 PM

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Brazil truth commission issues damning report against country's former military dictatorship

Brazil's National Truth Commission on Wednesday delivered a damning report on the killings, disappearances and acts of torture committed by government agents during the country's 1964-1985 military dictatorship. It called for those responsible to face prosecution.

The 2,000-page report was delivered to President Dilma Rousseff, a former Marxist guerrilla who endured harsh torture and a long imprisonment in the early 1970s. "Under the military dictatorship, repression and the elimination of political opposition became the policy of the state, conceived and i...

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