07 Jul '11, 3pm

Brazil Offers Protection for Activists Targeted with Death Threats

07 Jul 2011: Brazil Offers Protection for Activists Targeted with Death Threats The Brazilian government says it will provide security protection for at least 131 people threatened with murder over land use disputes in the Amazon rainforest after a series of killings in recent months. Those Via Amazoom Press José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva receiving death threats — including environmentalists, human rights activists, and local farmers defending their land against ranchers — will receive various levels of protection, from regular visits to 24-hour armed security, an official with the government’s human rights secretariat said. While violent disputes over land and natural resources are common in the Amazon, calls for a government response have grown since four people were killed last month. The violence attracted international attention in May when activist José Cláudio Ribeir...

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