Brazil: Authorities must investigate the killing of human rights defender Marielle Franco

The targeted assassination of Marielle Franco, a 38-year-old human rights defender and city councilor known for denouncing police abuses and extrajudicial executions, is a sickening development that must be fully investigated, said Amnesty International today. Marielle was shot dead in Rio de Janeiro‚Äôs Estacio neighborhood on Wednesday night. Her driver was also killed and a … Continue reading Brazil: Authorities must investigate the killing of human rights defender Marielle Franco