Police base at Rocinha shanty-town in Rio de Janeiro
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Brazil police charged with Rio murder over Amarildo case

Ten Brazilian police officers have been charged with murdering Amarildo de Souza, a bricklayer who lived in Rio de Janeiro's biggest shanty town Rocinha, two months ago.

Mr Souza, 43, has not been seen since 14 July, when he was taken by police officers who were investigating drug-trafficking activities at the favela.

Prosecutor Homero Freitas says authorities believe he died as a result of torture.

The officers deny any involvement.

  • 04 Oct 2013
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