Feared Brazil ex-army intelligence chief Brilhante Ustra dies

BBC News, 10/15/2015

The retired army Colonel, Carlos Alberto Brilhante Ustra, has been accused by human rights groups of ordering the illegal arrest and torture of some 500 left-wing activists.

He lead the feared Doi-Codi intelligence service from 1970 to 1974, when Brazil was under military rule. “I fought terrorism,” he said at a Truth Commission hearing in May 2013.

The army prevented Brazil from becoming a “dictatorship of the proletariat,” he said.

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