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Brazilian court annuls police sentencings in prison bloodbath

A Sao Paulo court has thrown out convictions of police in the deaths of 111 prisoners during the suppression of a 1992 prison riot, drawing condemnation from rights groups Wednesday. Judge Camilo Lellis, at the 4th Court in Brazil's biggest city, ruled that the evidence was not strong enough to convict the 74 officers who put down the bloody riot at Carandiru penitentiary, which was then Latin America's biggest prison.
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