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Brazil: Cases of violence in the Brazilian electoral context must be investigated considering the possibility that they could be hate crimes

, Index number: AMR 19/9276/2018

Amnesty International is concerned by the rise in the number of violent incidents that have been reported in various Brazilian cities during the electoral period. Cases covered by the press and recounted on social media or websites set up to gather information about violence in the context of the elections show that many attacks may have been hate crimes, motivated by discrimination on grounds of race, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, or because of a political opinion.

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