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Brazil: Slum campaign on human rights ahead of police operation

Headline Title:  Brazil: Slum campaign on human rights ahead of police operation 05 November 2012 Tens of thousands of residents in one of Rio de Janeiro’s biggest favelas are being targeted by Amnesty International and NGO partners to ensure they know their human rights ahead of a police operation to retake the area from armed criminal gangs.  Beginning on 6 November, Amnesty International and local NGOs Redes de Desenvolvimento da Maré and Observatório de Favelas will distribute some 50,000 information packs to people living in slums in the Maré area of the Brazilian city. The…

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