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Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, E/CN.4/1998/68/Add.1, 19 December 1997

39. In the course of the year allegations of a general nature were also received to the effect that in Maceio, the capital of Alagoas, members of the civil police were reportedly harassing, illtreating and even violating the right to life of homosexual prostitutes. According to  the  information received, at  least seven homosexual prostitutes had been killed in the past year, but a judicial investigation had been opened in only one of those cases.

41. The Special Rapporteur also transmitted allegations he had received in connection with violations of the right to life of the following persons: (…)

(c) Homosexual prostitutes; a transvestite, José Miguel dos Santos, and two homosexuals known as Carlos and Magao, who died on 6 June 1997 after being shot in the head in the centre of Maceio, where they practised prostitution. Two officers from the civil police station in Maceio and a civilian are charged with their deaths.

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