Brazil’s National Truth Commission has delivered its final report documenting acts of torture, disappearances and killings committed during the South American nation’s 1964-85 military dictatorship.
Commission members on Wednesday presented the findings of the nearly 3-year-long investigation to President Dilma Rousseff, a former Marxist guerrilla who suffered a long imprisonment and torture during the dictatorship.
The report documents 434 politically motivated killings and disappearances under the dictatorship — and when possible gives the names of those responsible.
But the commission, created by congress and sworn in three years ago, called for changing the 1979 amnesty law still shields military personnel from possible prosecution.
Brazil’s neighbors Argentina, Chile and Uruguay have all prosecuted those responsible for atrocities committed under their military dictatorships during the Cold War era.