Tuesday, June 14, 2011

TortureBrazil: World Council of Churches: records of 2 decades of brutal torture and represssion, returned to Brazil

ENI news (June14,2k11)

World Council of Churches will 
return torture documents to Brazil 

Geneva (ENInews)--On 14 June, three boxes containing records of brutal torture and repression suffered under two decades of Brazilian military rule will be returned to the South American country from peaceful Switzerland, where the material has resided at the World Council of Churches (WCC) archives. Religious and political leaders, including WCC general secretary the Rev. Olav Fyske Tveit and Brazilian Senator Pedro Taques, will hand over the documents in a ceremony in Sao Paulo at the Public Prosecution Office. The information was collected by dissident lawyers and church leaders from 1979 to 1985, surreptitiously copied and sent to the WCC. Brazil was under a military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985. [ENInews©562 words, ENI-11-0304]

-- ENI material re-posted by Owlb

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