Sep 24, 2020

Volkswagen to compensate workers over Brazil torture

A 2016 review found that VW agents gave employees' names to police hunting for people described as "Subversives". The 2016 review, which was commissioned by VW, found that company security agents monitored employees and informed military authorities when illegal communist flyers and newspapers were found. "The management of VW do Brasil exhibited unreserved loyalty towards the military government," the review, which was written by Christopher Kopper, a history professor at Germany's Bielefeld University, found. The commission, established to investigate abuses committed during military rule, found that state agents performed illegal arrests, torture, executions and forced disappearance systematically. The commission found that more than 400 people were killed and around 40,000 people were tortured during Brazil's dictatorship.

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