Marielle Franco – a tragic loss for Brazil
The Igarapé Institute is outraged by the assassination of one of Rio de Janeiro’s most promising young political actors and leaders, Marielle Franco. Her assassination shocked Brazilians and electrified the global community. Her killing represents yet another flagrant violation of human rights and an attack on democracy. The Igarapé Institute joins millions of others in condemning this outrageous crime.
The Institute demands a thorough independent investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice. The Institute released a statement immediately after the event, and has contributed reflections to national and international media.