Marielle Franco

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Marielle Franco
Municipal Chamber of Rio de Janeiro Councillor
In office
1 January 2017 – 14 March 2018
Personal details
Marielle Francisco da Silva

(1979-07-27)27 July 1979
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died14 March 2018(2018-03-14) (aged 38)
Rio de Janeiro
Cause of deathAssassination
Political partySocialism and Liberty Party
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Fluminense Federal University

Marielle Francisco da Silva, known as Marielle Franco, (27 July 1979 – 14 March 2018) was a Brazilian politician, feminist, and human rights activist. She was on the city council of Rio de Janeiro from January 2017 until her assassination on 14 March 2018. She was part of the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL).

Franco had strongly criticised police brutality and extrajudicial killings,[1] as well as the recent federal intervention by Brazilian president Michel Temer in the state of Rio de Janeiro which resulted in the use of the army in police operations.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Brazil: Authorities must investigate the killing of human rights defender Marielle Franco". Amnesty International. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  2. "Outrage over murder of Rio councillor". BBC News. 2018-03-15. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  3. Langlois, Jill (2018-03-15). "Outspoken Rio councilwoman who fought for the marginalized is shot to death; thousands mourn". Retrieved 2018-03-16.