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Human Rights Watch NGO Calls on Brazil to End Police Brutality

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A report released on Thursday morning by Human Rights Watch (HRW) calls on Brazilian authorities to do more to halt police brutality, reject a constitutional amendment which would try and punish minors as adults and address violence and discrimination against the country’s indigenous people.

“Brazilian police desperately need community cooperation to fight the high levels of crime that plague the country,” stated Brazil’s Human Rights Watch director, Maria Laura Canineu, adding, “But as long as some police officers beat and execute people with impunity, communities will not trust . . .

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