Brazil: Rural leader threatened in land conflict

Brazil: Rural leader threatened in land conflict

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Index Number: AMR 19/005/2013
Date Published: 10 May 2013
Categories: Brazil

Rural leader Antônio Isídio Pereira da Silva and families from the community of Vergel, in the interior of the north-eastern Brazilian state of Maranhão, have received a series of death threats. Vergel has long been targeted by loggers and land-grabbers who have repeatedly used violence to intimidate them.


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