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UA 342/93 - Brazil: torture / fear of "disappearance": Osorio (second name unknown)

, Index number: AMR 19/031/1993

A rural worker known only as Osorio has "disappeared" after being taken into police custody and tortured. He is believed to have been detained on 7 September 1993 during a police operation to arrest peasants suspected of involvement in the murder of a landowner and a veterinarian in the south of Para state. Other detainees at the police station say that he was in poor health as a result of the beatings. A lawyer seeking information on his whereabouts has found no official record of his detention or judicial order for his arrest.

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