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State of Goias SWAT agents tortured defenseless inmates

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Shocking video scenes were broadcasted yesterday by Brazilian TV, showing Goias State SWAT agents torturing (physical aggression and electric shocks) defenseless inmates, randomly chosen or even sleeping.

Equally shocking were the statements of the the state prison workers’ union that said that the violence committed did not constitute a crime. In spite of video evidence, the union’s representative said that prisoners resisted orders from SWAT officers, who were then compelled to use force.

The governor of Goiás, Marconi Perillo (PSDB), repudiated the actions of the agents and ordered their suspension, while the Public Prosecutor’s Office initiated the proceedings for the opening of a criminal case against the police, for the practice of torture.

Video (scenes of violence)