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Brazil jail massacre: Policeman convicted

Uncle Fluffy writes "A former Brazilian police chief has been
convicted of the murder of 102 inmates in the
country's worst prison massacre.

A jury held Colonel Ubiratan Guimaraes
responsible for the killings after he ordered
special units to storm Latin America's biggest
prison - the Carandiru jail in Sao Paulo - during
a riot on 2 October, 1992.

He was sentenced to
632 years, six years
each for the victims
and 20 years for five
attempted murders,
although under Brazilian
law he will serve a
maximum 30-year