Brazil Truth Commission Says Amnesty Shouldn’t Protect Torturers

December 10, 2014 3:11 PM

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Brazil’s National Truth Commission that investigated human rights abuses during the country’s military dictatorship found grave crimes against humanity and recommends holding state actors responsible.

The three-volume report composed by the seven-member commission over 2 1/2 years details kidnapping, torture and killings conducted by authorities from 1946 to 1988, concentrating on the period of dictatorship from 1964 to 1985. A law granting amnesty for those involved in human-rights abuses was pa...

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