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Agent of Brazilian dictatorship receives unprecedented criminal sentence

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (EFE) A judge in the Brazilian state of São Paulo handed down an unprecedented sentence to an agent accused of crimes during the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil between 1964 and 1985, the first sanction of its kind in criminal law, the federal prosecutor's office announced Monday.

It is the first criminal conviction in Brazil's history against a former agent of the dictatorship for his involvement in the repression of opposition figures, and the disappearance of a political activist, the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

The sentence of two years and . . .

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