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Brazil: Historic efforts by federal prosecutors to challenge decades of impunity for military regime

Headline Title:  Brazil: Historic efforts by federal prosecutors to challenge decades of impunity for milit 25 April 2012 The efforts of federal prosecutors to initiate criminal investigations into past human rights violations marks a crucial moment in Brazil’s history, said Amnesty International after federal prosecutors in São Paulo charged, on 24 March 2012, retired Colonel Carlos Alberto Brilhante Ustra and police chief (delegado) Dirceu Garvina, with the kidnapping of union leader Aluízio Palhano Pedreira Ferreira in 1971. “By challenging decades of impunity it is hoped that Brazil…

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