[JURIST] A Brazilian federal judge in Para on Friday agreed to conduct the first trial against members of its former dictatorship for alleged crimes during the military's rule from 1964-1985. The defendants [AP report] are two retired army reserve members, Colonel Sebastiao de Moura and Major Licio Maciel, accused of kidnappings during suppression of the Araguaia guerilla movement between 1972 and 1975. The judge agreed with prosecutors that Brazil's 1979 amnesty law [GLIN summary], which provides amnesty for members of...

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