Call for federal investigation into police abuses during Sao Paulo

Reporters Without Borders, 06/14/2013

Reporters Without Borders calls on the Secretariat for Human Rights and its minister, Maria do Rosário, to investigate acts of violence and grave violations of constitutional rights by the Military Police (PM) during the protests against public transport fare hikes that began in São Paulo five days ago.

Similar investigations should be carried out in other cities where abuses of the same nature take place.

“The PM’s crackdown on the street protests has been accompanied by serious violations of freedom of information, one of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the 1988 democratic constitution,” Reporters Without Borders said.

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