November 30, 2017

Urgent Action: Seven Killed During Joint Security Operation (Brazil: UA 259.17)


Seven men were killed during a joint security operation of the Civil Police and the Army in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro State. The case is not being investigated, and could remain unpunished after a law transferring the competence to try crimes committed by military personnel to military courts was approved.

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Seven men were killed during a joint security operation of the Civil Police and the Army in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro State. The case is not being investigated, and could remain unpunished after a law transferring the competence to try crimes committed by military personnel to military courts was approved.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the authorities to ensure thorough, prompt, and impartial investigation of the seven killings during the security operation in São Gonçalo and to ensure that those suspect of responsible of criminal responsibility are brought to justice in ordinary civilian courts;
  • Calling on them to ensure that all crimes committed by military personnel during policing operations are subject to thorough, prompt and impartial investigations by the civil and judiciary police;
  • Calling on them to guarantee justice, truth and reparation for the families of the seven men killed during the security operation in São Gonçalo.

Contact these two officials by 11 January, 2018:

Minister of Justice
Torquato Jardim
Ministro da Justiça
Esplanada dos Min istérios, Palácio da Justiça,
Bloco T, Edifício Sede
CEP: 70064-900, Brasília, DF, Brasil
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Sergio Silva do Amaral, Embassy of Brazil
3006 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 238 2700 I Fax: 1 202 238 2827
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @BrazilinUSA
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 259.17

Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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