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Brazil: Army Stonewalls on Rio Killings

(São Paulo) – Brazil´s army is not making its personnel available to talk with state prosecutors in the investigation into the killing of eight people during a joint raid with civil police in Rio de Janeiro on November 11, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 28, state prosecutors attended a meeting about the case with General Walter Braga Netto, chief of the Eastern Military Command. Immediately afterward, the prosecutors requested a copy of transcripts of statements made by members of the army who participated in that operation, and asked to interview the army participants, a justice…

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