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Brazil: Rio Attorney General Weakens Police Oversight

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Armed Forces members patrol during an operation against the organized crime in Lins slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 5, 2017. © 2017 Reuters (São Paulo, April 16, 2021) – Rio de Janeiro’s attorney general, Luciano Mattos, should reinstate a recently dissolved unit of prosecutors who specialized in preventing, investigating, and prosecuting police abuse, or set up another team to carry out a similar mandate, Human Rights Watch said  today in a letter to the attorney general. Mattos, who became attorney general for the state of Rio de Janeiro in January,…


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