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Rio Governor Witzel Sanctions Law Honoring Marielle Franco and Human Rights

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Governor Wilson Witzel sanctioned the Marielle Franco Law, which officially institutes March 14 as the date of the councilwoman's execution and as the State Day of Human Rights Defenders.

Marielle Franco was murdered in March 2018 and a year and a half later, the investigations continue without a definitive conclusion on the perpetrators of the crime.

The law was proposed by Congresswoman Renata Souza and approved by the Legislative Assembly of Rio . . .

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