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Missing Marielle Franco

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Expand Marielle Franco during protest in Rio de Janeiro. © Mídia Ninja Human rights defender and Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco should have been with us today, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. And she should have been here tomorrow, remembering the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Without Marielle, who was gunned down almost nine months ago, those anniversaries are tinged with profound sadness. Were she with us, Marielle would no doubt speak about those two fundamental documents, not as…

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