RIO DE JANEIRO, November 10, 2022 – On Wednesday, a jury inside the state courtroom of Goiás, Brazil, convicted and sentenced 4 males in reference to the 2012 murder of a Brazilian sports activities actions journalist. . Valerio Luis de Oliveirain response to report and court When public prosecutor’s office.

After a three-day jury trial, Mauricio Borges Sampaio was sentenced to 16 years in jail as a result of the mastermind of the murder. Convicted of caring inside the planning and execution of the crime, the courtroom sentenced Ademá Figuerêdo Aguiar Filho to 16 years in jail for him and Marcus Vinicius Pereira Xavier and Urbano de Carvalho Malta to 14 years in jail for him. A fifth defendant was acquitted.

Natalie Southwick, CPJ’s regional program coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, acknowledged, “It shouldn’t take a decade for the Goiás jury’s option to convict these answerable for the murder of Valerio Luis de Oliveira. “The killing of a Brazilian journalist hardly ends in the conviction of the mastermind, and we’re relieved that the Oliveira family’s 10-year quest for justice has not ended with impunity.” We hope this items a model new precedent for the Brazilian authorities to convey the murderers of journalists to justice.”

Oliveira is shot and killed On July 5, 2012 inside the metropolis of Goiania. In March 2013, Goiás prosecutors indicted 5 males. Since then, many appeal From Defendants and Picks by the Court docket docket of Justice of Goias delayed procedureas CPJ documented.

Brazil was ninth in CPJ 2022 Global Impunity Indexranks the worldwide places the place journalists are sometimes killed in retaliation for his or her work and the killers are launched.

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