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Brazil prison massacre verdict a 'vital' step towards justice

Headline Title:  Brazil prison massacre verdict a 'vital' step towards justice 22 April 2013 The conviction of 23 Brazilian police officers for killing inmates in a prison massacre two decades ago is a "vital" step towards justice, Amnesty International has said.The officers were sentenced yesterday to 156 years each in jail for their role in the deaths of 13 inmates during bloody riots at São Paulo's Carandiru prison in 1992, in which more than 100 inmates died."The victims, their families and survivors of this brutal, shocking crime have waited 20 years for justice," said…

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