The document also confirms that in Rio de Janeiro, the country’s second largest city, 95 per cent of death squad-related crimes are never investigated.
“The UN will demand that the Brazilian state acts, and for the first time Brazil will have to admit that this is a national problem which is rotting the police force and letting barbarity take root,” national secretary of human rights Nilmário Miranda, told the Globo newspaper.
Another report due out details 349 executions across 24 Brazilian states.
According to Sandra Carvalho, director of research and communication for Justiça Global, few executions are ever investigated by the state.
“The biggest problem is impunity. In some cases there is a delay of up to six years in investigating these cases. In this time, people can be eliminated, as can any evidence,” she said.
The 272-page document was launched simultaneously in São Paulo, Boston and London.
“Internationally known episodes like Eldorado do Carajás, Candelária, Carandiru, Corumbiara, Favela Naval and, most recently, the murder of Chan Kim Chang in Rio de Janeiro, are extreme examples of the extermination and oppression carried out on a daily basis, directly or indirectly, by state police across virtually the entire national territory,” says the report.
“The 349 executions outlined follow this pattern of extermination and guarantied impunity to those who torture, injure and kill”.
According to the NGO, 100 per cent of the dossier involves Brazil’s poor.