Brazil truth commission urges prosecution of dictatorship crimes

December 10, 2014 9:22 PM

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BRASILIA (Reuters) - A truth commission investigating humans rights abuses committed by Brazil's 1964-85 military dictatorship called on Wednesday for the overturning of a 1979 amnesty law so that those responsible can be prosecuted.

The long-awaited report identified 377 people as responsible for what it called crimes against humanity, including torture, killings and forced disappearances of activists and ordinary Brazilians who were believed to oppose the regime.

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