Brazilian Minister in London Seeks Explanation for Death of Brazilian

Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, will have a meeting today with England’s Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, for talks on the death of a Brazilian.

Jean Charles de Menezes was shot by London police who, apparently, mistakenly thought he was a terrorist.


Amorim has been assured by British authorities that a thorough investigation of the incident will take place.


The Brazilian Foreign Minister has met with a cousin of the victim and will probably meet with other family members today.


Jean Charles de Menezes was 27. He was a legal immigrant who had lived in England for 3 years, says the Brazilian government.


New information from the British authorities, however, tells that Menezes was living in London on an expired Visa.


That wouldn’t justify the shooting, but might explain why the Brazilian immigrant would have run from the police if this is what really happened.


Agência Brasil

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