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CBF president José Marin to face inquest over journalist's death

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The head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) José Maria Marin will be investigated over his possible involvement in the imprisonment and death of a TV journalist 38 years ago.

The 80-year-old is due to undergo an inquiry into his suspected connection with the death of Brazilian journalist Vladimir Herzog in 1975.

Herzog was sent to prison and later died during the military dictatorship in Brazil, when Marin was the Governor of São Paulo.

Military officials said the 38-year-old hanged himself, while his supporters said he was tortured and killed and the death was staged.

Following a request from Brazil legend Romário, who is now a federal congressman, Maria do Rosario has given the green light to the opening of an investigation.

Do Rosario told O Globo: "I think that everybody that is involved in a death of someone, torture or missing person cannot be in the public service of Brazil.

"This is becasue the person that made these things - if it can be proved - betrayed an ethical principle of human dignity and cannot be in a representative position."

The Truth Commission symbolically gave Herzog's family a revised death certificate on Friday, correcting the cause of death from asphyxiation to "mistreatment in police custody."

Source: Goal.com


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