Conectas this week sent the NTC (National Truth Commission) a letter signed by all its staff congratulating the federal mechanism for its investigation of the violations that occurred in Brazil between 1946 and 1988 – a period that covers the military dictatorship (1964-1985).
The organization highlighted the importance of the inclusion in the final report of the seven recommendations it submitted in August: creation of detention hearings, creation of state-level mechanisms to prevent and combat torture, ban on abusive searches in prisons, strengthening of Community Councils, creation of independent forensic agencies, creation of external ombuds offices and internal affairs units for the prison system, and reform of the police.
“The full report, with all the other proposals and conclusions, demonstrates a profound commitment to the transformation of the present and the future of the country through a careful reading of the pages of our past,” reads the letter.
In the document, Conectas also highlighted that the Commission has contributed to “paving the way for the legislative, institutional and cultural reforms needed to put an end to the totalitarian legacy that still victimizes Brazilians today”.
Click here to read the full letter sent to the NTC.
Click here to read the full text of the recommendations submitted by Conectas to the NTC