Almost 500 elderly adults are daily victims of violence in Brazil – Ministry report

Among the main types of violence recorded are false imprisonment, torture and neglect, according to the government.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Some 480 elderly adult victims of violence in Brazil were rescued daily in October by authorities, in an operation conducted since mid-month across the country, reported Friday the government of Jair Bolsonaro.

During the operation, which spanned 35 days, some 17,000 people were helped, 444 abusers were arrested and 1,067 protection measures were issued. The results are from Operation Vetus II, coordinated by the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights, with the direct involvement of the Police.

The authorities relied on telephone . . .

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