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Brazil: Investigate the Killing of Human Rights Defender Marielle Franco


Marielle Franco fought fearlessly for a fairer and safer Rio de Janeiro. She was a popular city councillor who grew up in the favelas and always stood up for the rights of black women, LGBTI people and young people. She also condemned unlawful killings by the police. “She was at the frontline, facing everything head-on,” says her father Antonio.

But on March 14, 2018 Marielle was shot to death. Experts said the bullets had belonged to the Brazilian Federal Police. Together, we can show the Brazilian authorities we won’t rest until justice is done.

Take Action: Urge the President of Brazil to bring Marielle Franco’s killers to justice, including those who ordered the crime, and to protect human rights defenders in Brazil from further threats and attacks.

Brazilian President
Government of Brazil