March 21, 2005
Case: Zaqueu de Oliveira
Owner and editor of Gazeta de Barroso, Barroso, Minas Gerais.
He was intercepted by an individual as he was walking with his mother in a public place. The man shot them both.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
On November 18, 1999, after being tried, José Carlos de Souza, the alleged perpetrator, was acquitted. He cited self-defense, due to the fact that the journalist was also armed.
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Suspects not charged: (+)
On September 23, 1999 the case was submitted by the IAPA to the IACHR. Case No. 12.212.