Brazil: Truth Commission Receives New Documents from Rio Grande do Sul

Posted on January 16, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Politics

On January 15, 2013, O Estado de São Paulo reported that the National Truth Commission, established last year by President Dilma Rousseff to investigate episodes of human rights violations between 1946 and 1988, received documents from the government of the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul regarding a recently slain military colonel, Júlio Miguel Molinas Dias.  These documents build upon a collection of documents, first assembled in November, that recount the officer’s involvement in two different episodes during the dictatorship.  Molinas Dias was killed in November after an attempted robbery by an off-duty Porto Alegre policeman.  That investigation is still pending.  Read Article

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