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Brazil: Police ‘still have blood on their hands’ 20 years on from massacre

Headline Title:  Brazil: Police ‘still have blood on their hands’ 20 years on from massacre 24 July 2013 Every year police in Brazil are responsible for around 2,000 deaths, Amnesty International said today as it marked the 20th anniversary of the infamous Candelária massacre in Rio de Janeiro.“Our police still have blood on their hands, and are allowed to act with impunity as extra-judicial killings remain rife in Brazil’s major cities,” said Atila Roque, Amnesty International Brazil office director.On the night of 23 July 1993, eight young men and women died after a gang of hooded…

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