BRASÍLIA – The Ministry of Human Rights (MDH) paid tickets and daily allowances for Luciane Barbosa Farias, appointed as a member of Comando Vermelho, to participate in a department event in Brasília. The Meeting of Committees and Mechanisms to Prevent and Combat Torture was held on November 6th and 7th, and Luciane was invited to participate as a representative of Amazonas.
In a statement, the Ministry of Human Rights confirmed the payments and highlighted that the Committees to Prevent and Combat Torture have budgetary and administrative autonomy.
“The cost of tickets and daily allowances was carried out with resources from the budget allocated by the Ministry of Human Rights and Citizenship to the Committee, which observed the indications from the state committees for participation in the meeting”, said the ministry, without answering the value of the expenses with the member of Comando Vermelho. Her name does not appear on the Transparency Portal.
For the meeting at the Ministry of Human Rights, Luciane was in Brasília for the third time this year. Before that, the “Amazonian drug lady”, as she is known, had meetings with authorities from the Ministry of Justice and Public Security in March and May.
Luciane was received by four of the minister’s advisors Flavio Dino. She spoke with Elias Vaz, secretary of Legislative Affairs at the ministry; Rafael Velasco Brandani, head of the National Secretariat for Penal Policies (Senappen); Paula Cristina da Silva Godoy, from the National Ombudsman for Penal Services (Onasp); and Sandro Abel Sousa Barradas, director of Penitentiary Intelligence. Luciane’s name does not appear in the authorities’ official diaries.
Since April 2022, Luciane has presented herself as president of the Associação Liberdade do Amazonas (ILA). According to the NGO’s website, the entity works in favor of the human and fundamental rights of prisoners and prisoners’ families. For the Amazoas Civil Police, however, the organization is financed by Comando Vermelho and works in the interests of the faction.
Sentenced to ten years in prison for money laundering, criminal organization and drug trafficking association, Luciane is accused of being the financial arm of Comando Vermelho in Manaus, responsible for laundering drug money. She is married to Clemilson dos Santos Farias, Tio Patinhas, one of the leaders of the faction in the State.
When participating in the meeting at the Ministry of Human Rights in Brasília at the beginning of this month, Luciane published photos on her social networks. “Be light wherever God places you,” she wrote in one of the publications.
In May, she had already been received at the headquarters of the Ministry of Human Rights by the office coordinator of the National Secretariat for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (SNDH), Érica Meireles. The meeting was recorded by Luciane on social media. “Thank you for welcoming our agenda, doctor,” she said.