Voice for Reason Silenced in Brazil’s Maelstrom of Violence

Published: 12/01/2019
Voice for Reason Silenced in Brazil’s Maelstrom of Violence
Source: WWW.HRW.ORG

Expand João Maria Figueiredo on duty.  Photo from Figueiredo's personal facebook account João Maria Figueiredo was only 34 when I met him at the end of 2016 at a meeting of the Brazilian Public Security Forum. A stocky, exuberant military police officer from Rio Grande do Norte state, he already projected an air of experience. At the time, a colleague and I were collecting testimony from officers

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