Brazil apologizes to Indigenous people for persecution during dictatorship

President of amnesty commission investigating crimes of 1964-85 regime makes first-ever apology to Indigenous leader

Brazil has issued its first-ever apology for the torture and persecution of Indigenous people during the military dictatorship, including the incarceration of victims in an infamous detention centre known as an “Indigenous concentration camp”.

The apology was made on Tuesday by an amnesty commission attached to the human rights ministry that is tasked with investigating the crimes of the 1964-85 regime.

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