Brazil: Ex-Governor of São Paulo Will Testify In Carandiru Massacre Case

Posted on April 15, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Human Rights Latin America, Police/Military Activity

On April 15, 2013, O Estado de São Paulo reported that Luiz Antonio Fleury Filho, former governor of São Paulo, will testify as a defense witness for several members of the state’s Polícia Militar regarding their role in the 1992 Carandiru prison massacre. The entire case will be divided among two different juries: one jury will hear the case of 26 policemen, accused of killing 15 inmates. The second will have one commander and 29 policemen, accused of killing 78 inmates. The 1992 massacre is considered one of the worst single human rights violations in the democratic period of Brazilian history.  Read Article

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