Human Rights Group Asks for Investigation Into Deaths in Rio

The deaths occurred in the communities Fallet and Fogueteiro, in the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, in the Central Region of Rio.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Amnesty International has called for an immediate investigation into the death of thirteen people in two communities in Rio de Janeiro last Friday during a military police operation.

"The military police claims that it was received with gunfire upon entering the area and that the deaths were due to confrontations (with police). However, it is only through a detailed, impartial and independent investigation that it is possible to determine the exact circumstances of each of these deaths," said Amnesty International in a statement.

The deaths occurred in the communities Fallet . . .

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