Brazil: Further information: Brazilian activist urgently needs protection: Josilmar Macario dos Santos
Brazilian activist Josilmar Macário dos Santos has been shot at and fears for his life after receiving death threats because of his campaign for justice for his brother, who was reportedly killed by police officers in Rio de Janeiro in April 2009. Thank you for all your letters so far on behalf of Josilmar Macario dos Santos. He has now been included in the National Defenders’ Programme. Please continue your pressure to ensure that he and his family do now receive practical protection.