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Brazilian Police Kill Hitman Suspected of Involvement in Marielle Franco’s Assassination

HeadlineFeb 10, 2020

In Brazil, the hitman suspected of being involved in the assassination of Rio de Janeiro councilmember and activist Marielle Franco has been killed by police. Adriano da Nóbrega was an ex-special forces police captain and had close ties to the family of Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. It was believed Nóbrega held key information about Franco’s murder. Marielle Franco was a vocal black LGBTQ rights activist and a longtime critic of police brutality.

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