Brazil drops police from human rights report amid global protests against racism and abuse

Brazil drops police from human rights report amid global protests against racism and abuse

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-06-13 06:01

SAO PAULO: Brazil has excluded complaints of police violence from an annual human rights report, sparking allegations on Friday (Jun 12) of a cover-up amid global outrage over racial injustice and use of excessive force by law enforcement.

Alleged incidents of police abuse are collected from a hotline in Brazil, with the data previously going into a broad report compiled by the federal government. But unlike 2017 or 2018, the information was absent from the 2019 edition - the first year of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's term in office.

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