Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CRL and LAMP Support Digitization of Brazilian Human Rights Collection

CRL (Center for Research Libraries) and LAMP (formerly the Latin American Microform Project) are supporting the efforts of the Ministério Público Federal in Brazil to digitize nearly one million pages of the collection Brasil: Nunca Mais, which contains court documents (processos) from Brazil’s Military Supreme Court. These proceedings document the cases of over 7,000 persons arrested, convicted, and/or executed by the Court between 1964 and 1979. Copied in secrecy, the official records document human rights violations by the military government in Brazil during this period.
 Brasil: Nunca Mais

The Brazilian military government was the authoritarian regime which ruled Brazil from 1964 to 1985. It began after the 1964 coup d'etat led by the Armed Forces against the democratically elected government of left-wing President Joao Goulart.
Brazilian military government Wikipedia

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