Audios from the Superior Military Court Point to Cases of Torture during The Dictatorship

UFRJ professor had access to about 10 thousand hours of records made from 1975 to 1985

Rio de Janeiro

Unpublished audios of the Superior Military Court sessions point to allegations of torture during the military dictatorship (1964-1985), according to the work of Brazilian history professor Carlos Fico at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

The recordings became accessible after a legal battle started by lawyer Fernando Fernandes.

With the audios released, Fico had access to about 10 thousand hours of recordings made from 1975 to 1985. The professor has analyzed the sessions from 1975 to 1979 since he received the audios in 2017.

"As the sessions were secret, those present felt very free to say what they wanted. The novelty of the material is to bring liveliness to the debate and prove the torture practices of that period, since there are people who think that this did not happen," said Fico.

Folha sought out the Army and the STM, but received no response.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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