Brazil Admits Torture a Common Police Practice Government officials in Brazil admit that torture is still commonly practiced in the country's jails and prisons. The acknowledgement comes in the wake of the recent beating death of a Chinese man in police custody -- a case that's rekindled fears of a police force that seems increasingly out of control. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.
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Brazil Admits Torture a Common Police Practice

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Brazil Admits Torture a Common Police Practice

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Brazil Admits Torture a Common Police Practice

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Government officials in Brazil admit that torture is still commonly practiced in the country's jails and prisons. The acknowledgement comes in the wake of the recent beating death of a Chinese man in police custody — a case that's rekindled fears of a police force that seems increasingly out of control. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.