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Brazil: Keep Sniper Probe Independent

Expand Victim shows patch over his wounded ribs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 2019. © Defensoria Pública do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Brazil should conduct an independent and thorough investigation into allegations that one or more police snipers killed at least two people in a poor neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro in late January, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. Witnesses said that the shots came from a tower within the main complex of the Rio de Janeiro civil police, the police force that conducts criminal investigations within the state. Residents said the people killed did not pose…

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