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Psicologia: Ciência e Profissão

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ARANTES, Maria Auxiliadora de Almeida Cunha. On behalf of the memory. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.spe, pp.310-317. ISSN 1414-9893.

This text presents five short stories about the murder of psychologists and psychology students who engaged in the resistance struggle. All of them were executed during the civil-military dictatorship in the 70s and one of the cases had the participation of the Operation Condor. The extremely cruel practices of torture, the concealment of evidences, the simulation of death by suicide, the abandonment of the bodies in public places in an attempt to avoid the accountability of the executors became evident in the autopsy reports later accessed and/or statements from lawyers and families. The intent of this text is to allow the psychologists the access to the stories of young women who also chose psychology as a profession, and who are hampered prematurely to live and conduct their own projects. Provide information on these events and offer clarifications on the practice of torture calls for citizen participation in the process of improving the democratic rule of law that advances in our country with the installation of the Truth Commission.

Keywords : Torture; Political repression; Dictatorship; Amnesty; Coercion.

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