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Brazil: Carandiru massacre trial must end long legacy of impunity

Headline Title:  Brazil: Carandiru massacre trial must end long legacy of impunity 15 April 2013 A court trial this week over police responsibility for a Brazilian prison massacre two decades ago must signal the beginning of the end for a long legacy of impunity, Amnesty International said today.According to the human rights organization, the failure of Brazilian authorities in bringing anyone to justice for the Carandiru killings has reinforced longstanding abuses that have characterized Brazil’s detention system. More than 20 years after São Paulo state police repressed a jail riot…

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