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  •  João Figueiredo (bald man at center left, in dark suit and tie), was the last military ruler of Brazil, served as president from 1979 to 1985 (Photo: Reuters)

    João Figueiredo (bald man at center left, in dark suit and tie), was the last military ruler of Brazil, served as president from 1979 to 1985 (Photo: Reuters) | Photo: Reuters

The Brazilian Truth Commission published its most recent findings from its investigation on State violence carried out by the military dictatorship. 

The Brazilian Truth Comission has released its official figures documenting the total number of missing and people killed in Brazil during the military dictatorship which lasted from 1964 until 1985. According to the Commission, at least 421 people were killed or disappeared during the 21 year period. 

Investigators from the Comission told Spainish newspaper El Pais that the figures are subject to change since they are in beginnning phase of their investigation.

As part of the investigation, the truth comittee identified secret torture centers and private companies that collaborated with the military regime. 

However, in 1979 an Amnesty Law pardoned the militaries for the crimes committed during the dictatorship, freeing at least 25,000 people. 

The Truth Commission was originally established in 2012 by President Dilma Rousseff. From 1970 to 1973, Rousseff was detained and tortured by the dictatorship.

The commission will give it's final report on Dec.10, and it will be used as evidence that the State committed crimes against the Brazilian people, which has been longly denied by the military.

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