Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

In Brazil, Volkswagen appoints expert to investigate torture claims

Volkswagen has appointed Professor Kopper to examine claims that the German car company collaborated with the military government from 1964 to 1985. A group of former employees filed a law suit against the firm, claiming they were arrested and tortured at the VW factory during the military dictatorship. The company is now investigating such claims. 

November 3, 2016