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Statement by Human Rights Watch on an army operation that resulted in one killing in Rio de Janeiro

Expand Luciana dos Santos cries at the scene where the body of her husband, Evaldo dos Santos Rosa, lies slumped over in a car that was shot at by members of the armed forces, in the Guadalupe neighborhood, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 7, 2019. The Eastern Military Command initially said two “criminals” inside the car had opened fire against the army soldiers, who shot back. On April 8, 2019, the Eastern Military Command admitted “inconsistencies” between the facts reported by the army personnel and other information about the incident, and ordered the pretrial detention of 10 soldiers.…

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