Brasilia, February 11 (RHC)-- In Brazil, the hitman suspected of being involved in the assassination of Rio de Janeiro councilmember and activist Marielle Franco has been killed by police.
Adriano da Nóbrega was an ex-special forces police captain and had close ties to the family of Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. It was believed Nóbrega held key information about Franco’s murder.
Marielle Franco was a vocal Black LGBTQ rights activist and a longtime critic of police brutality.
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