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First name:  Rodrigo

Last name:  Neto de Faria

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Journaliste
  • Media outlet:  Rádio Vangarda AM / Vale do Aço
  • Type of media:  3,4
  • Born:  Brazil

  • Died:  8 March 2013 Brazil
  • War zone:  no

Two gunmen shot Neto twice in cold blood as he was walked toward his car after leaving a bar he regularly visited with a colleague. His attackers did not take any of the professional equipment he had with him. A Tweet by human rights minister Maria do Rosário suggests that the federal authorities regard it as an execution-style killing probably linked to his work.

  • The crime reporter for two regional news outlets said he had received threats and had been followed. His reporting had led to his giving testimony to the Minas Gerais state assembly’s human rights committee in which he accused police officers of involvement in criminal activity.

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