Family members of slain Black activist and Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman Marielle Franco have requested state protection due to repeated threats and hate speech. The request was submitted to the State Secretary of Security, Richard Nunes, Monday, during a meeting at the Integrated Center of Command and Control (CICC).
General Walter Braga Netto, leader of Brazil’s federal intervention in the state of Rio de Janeiro, has aligned himself with the country’s Senate-imposed president Michel Temer and issued a call for no information to be released to the public from the investigation into the assassination of Black activist and city councilwoman Marielle Franco.
U.S. actor Danny Glover is in Brazil this week to meet the parents of murdered councillor Marielle Franco. He will also meet social movements and government officials to discuss the case.
On Monday, Glover had breakfast with the family of Marielle Franco, the city-council member and LGBT activist murdered in Rio de Janeiro. During a trip to Brazil to show solidarity with popular movements and leaders, actor Danny Glover arrived in Curitiba where former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is currently imprisoned to join occupier protesters at the Free Lula Vigil.
Prozessbeginn in Stuttgart wegen illegaler Waffenexporte. Marielle Franco in Brasilien und Studierende in Mexiko mit Heckler & Koch Waffen ermordet.
Die These, wonach auch Marielle Francos Mörder aus dem Bereich der Milizen stammen könnten, wurde von den Ermittlern angesichts der „hohen Professionalität der Täter“ von Beginn an erhoben. Die Ausführung der Tat lasse auf Training von Polizei oder Militär schließen, so die Ermittler Mitte März.