Posts tagged missing person
For the original article by Artur Voltolini in Portuguese for Observatório de Favelas, click here.
Data collected by sociologist Michel Misse, in partnership with the Brazilian Bar Association of Rio de Janeiro (OAB/RJ), show the unreasonable number of deaths caused by police and of disappearances in Rio de Janeiro between 2001 and 2011.
On August 27, the Bar Association of Brazil/Rio de Janeiro (OAB/RJ) launched the campaign “Disappearances of Democracy,” in which it disseminated the results of research conducted by sociologist Michel Misse of the Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ), whose findings show that more than ten thousand people were killed under suspicion More >
For the original by Elenilce Bottari in Portuguese in O Globo click here.
They have no doubt that “what they did to Bull was a great cruelty.” This is how residents, friends and family have described what happened to Rio resident Amarildo de Souza, who has been missing since July 14th, when he was taken “for questioning” by police officers of the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) in Rocinha. Amarildo is an assistant bricklayer, born and raised in the community. In his 42 years, he never got above the poverty line and has always lived in the little known area of Pocinho, which is dominated More >
For the original by William de Oliveira in Portuguese on Viva Favela click here. William de Oliveira is a Rocinha resident and former Resident Association president.
The disappearance of a resident from the Rocinha community of Rio de Janeiro is a mystery. The family of Amarildo de Souza, known as Bull in the community, has exhaustively searched for more than ten days for answers. Amarildo was last seen on July 14 around 8am. He was taken by the favela’s Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) officers for questioning, and never returned home. His relatives have visited various hospitals and police stations and have yet to find him. More >