Sérgio Paranhos Fleury

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Sérgio Fernando Paranhos Fleury
Born (1933-05-19)May 19, 1933
Niterói, Brazil
Died May 1, 1979(1979-05-01) (aged 45)
Ilhabela, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Occupation Police deputy, death squad leader
Employer Department of Political and Social Order
Known for Murder of Carlos Marighella

Sérgio Fernando Paranhos Fleury (19 May 1933– 1 May 1979) was a Brazilian police deputy during the military dictatorship. He was chief of DOPS, a repression group also known as a death squad, and was infamous for his cruel torture methods. The law that pardoned the military regime for its crimes against humanity is known as the Amnesty Act of 1979.

He was chosen as the deputy of the year two times, in 1974 and 1976, and received an award from the governor Abreu Sodré in 1969.

He was responsible for the killing of Carlos Marighella in 1969, and for the Lapa massacre against members of the Communist Party of Brazil in 1976.

Death and legacy[edit]

According to his wife, he drowned off his boat on 1 May 1979.

A street in the city of São Carlos was named after him until 2009 when, due to popular request, it was changed to Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara, a Catholic pacifist.