Brazil’s Truth Commission Wants Armed Forces to Tell Truth About Torture

National Truth Commission (CNV) Brazil’s National Truth Commission (CNV) wants the Army, Air Force and Navy commands to explain their reasons for denying that military facilities were used for torture and murder during Brazil’s dictatorship (1964-1985).

The Commission accuses the military of being omissive in recognizing state liability for human rights violations committed in the period.

In a request for clarification to the Ministry of Defense, the CNV asked the Armed Forces to confirm or deny information that state agents tortured anti-dictatorship activists on military premises, often with higher officers knowing it.

In a statement, the commission said that the findings in the Armed Forces report received in June this year failed to taken into account the testimony and records obtained by the CNV as evidence that the military premises were misused.

According to the commission, there were no mentions of torture in the military reports, although even the Brazilian State has already admitted the violations.

Through its press office, the Defense Ministry said it has not received the request so it declined to comment. CNV coordinator Pedro Dallari again criticized “the unwillingness of military commanders to cooperate with the commission.”

ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Announces Cut of Red Tape and Global Investors Get Bullish

Latin American markets were mostly higher, thanks to upbeat earnings reports in Brazil, optimism ...

Obama’s Psychological Blackmail Has Been Done Before in Brazil, with Success

Besides listening to the national anthem with his hands over his genitals instead of ...

Cover story July 95

For decades, oil in Brazil has been a state monopoly and the vast majority ...

Brazil Meeting Discusses Fight Against Terror and Money Laundering in the Americas

At a meeting in BrasÀ­lia, Brazil’s capital city, representatives of 22 member countries of ...

Brazil’s Black Monday Brings Market Down 5.43% and Dollar Up 7.53%

It was another black Monday in the Brazilian stock market, this October 6. São ...

Accord Between Manufactures Should Stop Brazilian Invasion of Argentina

Manufacturers from Brazil and Argentina have reached a tentative agreement that will privilege the ...

Brazil’s Agribusiness Trade to Developing Countries Picks Up

Brazil has the chance of becoming one of the greatest agriculture products suppliers to ...

Boeing 777-300ER with the TAM logo

Brazil’s TAM Becomes First LatAm Carrier to Fly the Boeing 777-300ER

Brazil's largest airline TAM and American aircraft manufacturer Boeing announced today  conclusion of a ...

Tales of the Trembling Earth

A roar made the house shake. A blood cascade gushed over the man! The ...