May 12, 2015

Brazil: Investigate Police Abuse Against Teachers (UA 104/15)

The Public Security Secretary and many other high-level State officials have been replaced following the teachers’ protest and police repression on 29 April in Paraná State, south Brazil. The Public Defender’s Office informed Amnesty International that all those detained during the protest were released but will be subject to criminal investigation.  
1) Please write immediately in Portuguese, English or your own language:
  • Urging the authorities to ensure a prompt, thorough, independent and impartial investigation into allegations of police abuse and excessive use of force towards protesters during the 29 April demonstration in Curitiba; 
  • Calling on them to ensure that all those injured receive proper medical care in accordance with their wishes; 
  • Urging them to uphold the right to peaceful assembly and not to use force against peaceful protesters. 
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 104/15 " in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent;
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.