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World Briefing / BRAZIL

Compensation for tortured pastor

September 28, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Brazil has promised to pay compensation to a U.S. pastor who was arrested, beaten and tortured in 1974 under the former military dictatorship.

The Rev. Frederick Birten Morris of the United Methodist Church will be compensated $154,000 plus a monthly pension of $1,080, the Justice Ministry said. The decision was made Friday by the ministry's Amnesty Commission.

Morris is the president of Faith Partners of the Americas.

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