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WITNESS Partner Coletivo Papo Reto Featured by BBC Brazil

WITNESS partner Coletivo Papo Reto was featured in article published by BBC Brazil on Friday October 30. The article includes interviews with WITNESS’ Program Manager Priscila Neri and Raull Santiago, one of the founders of Coletivo Papo Reto.

Coletivo Papo Reto documents police violence in Complexo Do Alemao, a favela in the northern section of Rio that has been occupied by military police for over two years as part of “pacification” policies put in place in advance of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil. The increased police presence in favelas has led to a surge in police violence, with large numbers of cases of extrajudicial killings, violence, and impunity documented and reported.

The full article is available here in Portuguese.

Coletivo Papo Reto was also featured in an English-language video by Fusion earlier this year.

Featured image via BBC Brazil.



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