in Brazil, arrest of the alleged sponsors of the assassination of Marielle Franco

in Brazil arrest of the alleged sponsors of the assassination

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Six years after the assassination of this black Brazilian elected official, feminist activist, three people were arrested, reports O’Globo : a deputy and his brother, himself an advisor to the Court of Auditors of the State of Rio, as well as the former head of the city’s civil police. As the daily explains, they were denounced by the former member of Rio’s military police, who shot the Rio city councilor and her driver, killing them both.

A carefully planned crime

Marielle Franco was killed in March 2018. But the trio reached an agreement in the second half of 2017, details O’Globo. The police chief had promised the two brothers that he would ensure that they were not worried. It was he who planned the assassination, explains the newspaper, adding that he had “ even forbade the execution of Marielle (Franco) to take place near Rio town hall “, because if the murder had appeared to be political, then the federal police would have been responsible for investigating. It was absolutely necessary for the investigations to remain within the control of the Rio police. Police who, just like the city’s justice system, dragged out the investigation for years. As explained Folha de Sao Paulothis affair brought to light the “ contamination of Rio de Janeiro institutions by organized crime “.

The motive of the crime ?

According to FolhaMarielle Franco was killed because she was seen as an obstacle to militias and land usurpation “. The two brothers wanted to obtain the regularization of land and illegal constructions in the west and north of Rio for commercial purposes, while the municipal councilor, born in a favela and figure in the fight for the rights of black and LGBT communities , campaigned for a social use to be reserved for them.

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