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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Eighteen of 23 activists accused of violent acts in Rio de Janeiro during protests held in August of last year and/or possessing explosives while plotting violence during the World Cup, remain classified as fugitives while lawyers for several activists currently jailed argue for the release of their clients.

On Saturday, July 19th, the Delegacia de Repressão aos Crimes de Informática (The Department for Repression of Information Crimes) or DRCI, a unit of the Rio de Janeiro civil police force, initiated an operation to pick up eighteen activists . . .

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