Rio police operation: “One of the biggest rights violations I have ever seen,” says public defender

With marks of aggression, prisoners in Jacarezinho say they saw murders and carried bodies. The agents would have entered the houses by jumping over walls and slabs or knocking on doors, at which point the men would have been searched and then tortured.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Men arrested in the Civil Police operation that left 29 dead in the Jacarezinho community, a Rio de Janeiro favela, on Thursday, May 6, the most lethal in the history of Rio de Janeiro, reported in a custody hearing having been beaten, threatened and forced by police officers to carry bodies that morning, according to the Public Defender's Office.

Of the six suspects who were detained, four were accompanied by the . . .

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