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Brazil: Further Information on Fear for safety

, Index number: AMR 19/012/2009

State parliamentarian Marcelo Freixo and his aide Vinicius George have said that they are satisfied with the level of protection provided for them by the authorities in Rio de Janeiro. This follows death threats made against them and the discovery of plans made by paramilitary militias (milicias) to assassinate the pair. The state secretary of public security of Rio de Janeiro has stated that protection will be maintained for as long as is necessary.

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