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Date of Incident: February 06, 2020

Region & Country:Americas | Brazil

Institution(s):Federal University of Paraíba

On February 6, 2020, Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) student Clayton Tomaz de Souza reportedly went missing and two days later was found dead. Available evidence suggests that his disappearance was linked to his years of vocal criticism of private ...

Attack Types: Killings, Violence, Disappearances