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STF Justice Fachin sees signs of “arbitrary executions” in Rio police operation

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Friday, May 7, Justice Edson Fachin of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) described as "serious" the allegations of abuses in the police operation in a Rio de Janeiro favela, whose death toll is now 28, and said he had seen signs of "arbitrary executions" in videos he had analyzed.

The magistrate sent a request to the Federal Prosecutor General (PGR) to verify the allegations and in response to a petition from the Legal Aid Group of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) to open an investigation into alleged police abuses in Thursday's . . .

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