28 May '11, 2pm

Green: Murder of Amazon Activists Raises Justice Questions

Early Tuesday, José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva, a forest activist and tree nut harvester, and his wife, Maria do Espirito Santo, drove a motorcycle through Brazil’s northern Para State, in the Amazon rain forest. As they crossed a river bridge, gunmen lying in wait opened fire with a pistol and shotgun, killing them. It was a gruesome attack: before fleeing the scene, the assassins severed one of Mr. da Silva’s ears as a trophy of the killing, a signature of hired gunmen in the region. At least 15 bullet casings were found at the scene, reports said . News of the slayings, emerging on the same day that Brazil’s parliament was to vote on a controversial revision of the country’s forest protection laws, rocketed through Brazil’s political classes. Within hours, senior government officials were briefed on the crime and President Dilma Rousseff had ordered an investigation by th...

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