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Death of a Man with a Disability at the Hands of Brazilian Police

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Screengrab from a video posted to social media shows smoke coming out of a police vehicle where Genivaldo de Jesus Santos was held, in Sergipe, Brazil, May 25, 2022. The death of Genivaldo de Jesus Santos, a 38-year-old Black man with a psychosocial disability, on May 25, 2022 at the hands of Federal Highway Police in the Brazilian state of Sergipe, is deeply disturbing. Bystanders recorded a video showing two police officers approaching Santos and insulting him. He does not appear to offer any resistance. A later video appears to show the officers holding him down…


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