Sérgio Paranhos Fleury
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|Sérgio Fernando Paranhos Fleury|
May 19, 1933|
|Died||May 1, 1979
|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.
Death and legacy
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.
- In English
- Political justice, in English
- Terra, in Portuguese
- DOPS torturer isn't the name of a street anymore in Portuguese
- Flit, in Portuguese
- Veja, in Portuguese
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