Amnesty International Criticizes Brazil’s Lack to Protect Human Rights

Posted on May 23, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Human Rights Latin America reported on May 22, 2013 that executive director of Amnesty International; an international non-governmental organization dedicated to monitoring and protecting human rights, criticized the use of torture and excessive force by Brazilian police as a means to combat the rise in crime in 2012. The executive director stated that Brazil’s history was based on racism, ignored the importance of human rights, and allowed the police to be the main mechanism used for repression and control. Brazil today is “experiencing a deficit of justice”. For example, the document by Amnesty International mentions the number of young blacks who are killed by police to be unusually high in the north and northeast. Read Article

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