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Awaiting Justice for Rio Human Rights Defender

Expand Marielle Franco. © Mídia Ninja Rio de Janeiro police detained on March 12, two former military police officers for the killing of human rights defender and councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Gomes, two days before the one-year anniversary of their deaths. The civil police officer in charge of the investigation said retired sergeant Ronnie Lessa executed Franco and Gomes from a car driven by Élcio Vieira de Queiroz. De Queiroz was expelled from the military police in 2015 for moonlighting as a security guard for an illegal gambling business. “There’s no doubt that that…

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