This statement focuses on the high level of political violence in South Africa in 1991, particularly in the townships in Johannesburg, Natal and Cape Town. Reports of extrajudicial killings and attempted assassinations were frequent; many of these occured during attacks by armed members of the...
January 1, 1992
This document reports the death under torture of Mauro Martins Solano, aged 17. He was accused of stealing some electric domestic appliances and was detained on 22 September by agents of the Civil Police near his home in Cuiaba, Mato Grosso. He was subsequently taken to Santa Isabel Police Station...
November 1, 1991
On 3 December 1982 Brazil’s Supreme Military Court (STM) gave its ruling following an appeal by two French priests Aristide Camio and François Gouriou. It slightly reduced the severe sentences imposed by the Military Court in Belém on 22 June 1982. Father Camio’s sentence was reduced to 10 years’...
June 1, 1983