Brazil: Three indigenous leaders and forest defenders were murdered
Three indigenous leaders were ambushed by gunmen hired by loggers and landowners, as reported by the Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI). These deaths would respond to a revenge for actions and measures that different ethnic groups in eastern Brazil have been carrying out in recent years to eradicate deforestation in their territories. Cleber Cesar Buzatt, Executive Secretary of CIMI, said “these crimes are not isolated; they are within a macro political context of a long process of incitement to hatred and violence against indigenous populations”.
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