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Brazil Supreme judge contrary to full disclosure of past governments’ records

Tuesday, June 28th 2011 - 06:22 UTC
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Brazil highest magistrate, president of the Federal Tribunal (Supreme Court) Cezar Peluso said he was contrary to the disclosure of records from the recent military dictatorship (1964/1985) as was proposed by President Dilma Rousseff. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard2

    I agree with Dilma and with the balance of the Mercopress report.

    There are many 'cans of worms' in the archives.
    Dilma herself is in one of the cans.

    This is why I hope she will respect the Amnesty agreement;
    too many people in too important position will be before the Federal Tribunal (Supreme Court) if she goes ahead.
    And justice would need to be seen to be done - no immunity, no impunity, no appeals, just long jail sentences.

    Of course, if she just re-criminalises the old military and allows the Revolutionary groups to remain un-re-criminalised, she shows legal partiality - unacceptible in a flowering world democracy.

    If she re-opens the period with impartiality, she must stand before the Federal Prosecutor personally, or claim she is above the law - this also is unacceptible.

    The Dilma Dilemma!

    Jun 28th, 2011 - 11:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MarkWhelan

    I agree with GeoffWard2
    If the records were opened completely it would show who Dilma had informed on under “torture”. The reason she was not one of those who vanished is that she co-operated with the Junta completely “without torture”. The yanks have names for such people “Rats”, “Finks”, They also have a name for the people who kidnap their officials “Terrorists”.
    Is it any wonder that Dilma will not let ALL records be released?
    Maybe some of the records show where the stolen money went.
    I mean the money stolen while she was a terrorist.
    The money that “vanished” while she was in Politics does not matter because polititons can't be prosecuted or sent to prison here regardless of the crime.

    Jun 29th, 2011 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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