Advocacia da liberdade

Heleno Fragoso
Forense, Rio de Janeiro/RJ,
204 pages.
Edited in 1984

In this book, Heleno Fragoso tells his hard experience as a lawyer for political prisoners during the “leaden years” of the post-1964 military dictatorship. Here we can find, in a language that is accessible to the layperson, reports of remarkable criminal cases, such as the ones occurred to Ênio Silveira, Niomar Moniz Sodré Bitencourt, Caio Prado Junior, Father François Jentel, Stuart Angel Jones, Francisco Pinto and Father Reginaldo Veloso. The book also addresses the case of the Movement for Emancipation of the Proletariat (Movimento de Emancipação do Proletariado – MEP) and against the metallurgists of São Paulo, which involved, among others, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.