20 Sep '11, 1pm

Suspects Arrested for Murders of Rainforest Activists

Suspects Arrested for Murders of Rainforest Activists

In May José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva was shot along with his wife Maria do Espírito Santo in what appears to have been an ambush near their home in Nova Ipixuna. Da Silva had been an activist who fought against illegal logging in the Amazon Rainforest. According to the Guardian , the lifelong activist had predicted his death only six months prior. He had actively sought out police protection after receiving death threats but was refused such protection. Six months later in a gruesome act of violence Riberio da Silva and his wife were shot down outside their home. A new report in the Guardian claims that two men are being held as suspects in the murders of Da Silva and his wife. Jose Rodrigues Moreira and his brother Lindon Johnson Silva Rocha just two of the three suspects that police have apprehended in the murder case. The suspects were found during a raid on a jungle ca...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/09/20/suspects-arrested-for-...

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