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Brazil: Fear for Safety/Torture/Death Threats

, Index number: AMR 19/002/2004

Adolescents held at juvenile detention centres in São Paulo State have reportedly been tortured and ill-treated by warders, and two have been shot dead in escape attempts. At least 10 adolescents died in the Fundação do Bem-Estar do Menor system in 2003, and investigations have reportedly been inadequate.

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