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Brazil: Further Information on Fear for safety: Carmelia Pereira dos Santos (f), Father Luis Ferrari (m), priest; Killed: Nivaldo Brandão de Oliveira (m)

, Index number: AMR 19/007/2004

Amnesty International has learned that the Public Prosecutor's Office in Bahia has presented criminal charges against the Andaraí police chief, a police officer and five others in connection with the April 2003 death in custody at Andaraí police station of Nivaldo Brandão de Oliveira, who had allegedly been tortured. Six others, including a junior police officer, are also facing charges. A judge now has to decide whether there is a prima facie case against the men before any trial can proceed.

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