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Police Accused of Abuse in Brasília: Daily

By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A report published yesterday by the Brazilian government communications bureau, Agência Brasil, says that young people living on the streets of the Federal District have accused military police officers (PM) of physical and psychological abuse.

Of the 127 adolescents interviewed in the report, 47 percent said they had suffered some kind of violence. The Chamber of Deputies’ Commission for Human Rights and Minorities has begun investigations.

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