Agence France-PresseApril 21, 2013 09:30
Twenty-three Brazilian police officers were sentenced to 156 years in jail each on Sunday for their role in the killing of 111 inmates during Brazil's deadliest prison uprising in 1992.
The 23 were among 26 military officers on trial before the Sao Paulo state tribunal. The three others were cleared.
The officers, most of them now retired, were accused of killing 15 prisoners in Sao Paulo's Carandiru prison during the operation to quell the revolt on October 2, 1992, which came to be known as the "Carandiru massacre."