Dilma Rousseff broke down in tears following the delivery of a report into the killings, disappearances and tortures committed by government agents during Brazil’s years under military dictatorship.
Rousseff was imprisoned and tortured between 1970 and 1972 for being part of various groups fighting against Brazil’s dictatorship that lasted between 1964 and 1985.
On Wednesday, the country’s National Truth Commission delivered a report that detailed the actions of government agents and called on those responsible to face prosecution. The 2,000-page document was handed to an emotional Rousseff who shed tears as she gave a speech on the report
“I said that Brazil deserves the truth. The new generations deserve the truth. And most of all, those who deserve the truth are those who lost family members, friends, companions and continue to suffer,” said Rousseff.