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By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The first indictment hearing of twenty-four policemen and Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) commander Edson Santos implicated in the disappearance of Amarildo de Souza, a bricklayer from Rocinha who vanished last July, took place in Rio de Janeiro’s Justice Court Thursday afternoon.

The policemen have been accused of torture, concealing a body, procedural fraud and conspiracy in what has now become a Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?