Brazil Truth Commission: Torture, executions amounted to state policy

December 10, 2014 3:59 PM

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Commission members presented the findings of the nearly 3-year-long investigation based on over 1,000 testimonials to President Dilma Rousseff, a former Marxist who suffered a long imprisonment and torture during the dictatorship.

Rousseff joined an underground left-wing movement shortly after Brazil’s military dictatorship took power in 1964. In 1970, when she was 22 years old, she was imprisoned for three years and subjected to torture, including electric shocks.

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