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Further information on UA 24/91 (AMR 19/01/91, 25 January) - Brazil: death threats: Joao Lucas da Silva, Cicero da Silva, Jose Cicero da Silva, Maria Aparecida Pedrosa

, رقم الوثيقة: AMR 19/011/1991

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 19/11/91
Distr: UA/SC
2 April 1991
Further information on UA 24/91 (AMR 19/01/91, 25 January 1991) - Death Threats
Brazil:João Lucas da Silva
Cícero da Silva
José Cícero da Silva
Maria Aparecida Pedrosa
João Lucas da Silva, Cícero da Silva and José cero da Silva, leaders of the
Rural Workers Union of Palmares, Pernambuco, Brazil, and Maria Aparecida
Pedrosa, legal advisor to the same union, had reportedly received repeated
death threats and harassment.
On 11 March 1991 Maria Aparecida Pedrosa B. da Silva whose husband, José Helio
da Silva, was murdered on 13 December 1990, wrote to Amnesty International
thanking the organization for the attention devoted to her case. She stated
that almost nothing had been done to find her husband's killers and that João
Lucas da Silva, Cícero da Silva, José Cícero da Silva and herself were still
under threat and receiving no police protection. Fear for her own safety has
now led her to leave her job working with rural people of the area and move
to Recife where she feels safer.
She ended by stressing the importance of continued letter writing expressing
concern over the lack of progress of the investigation into the murder of her
husband.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Telegrams/telexes/faxes/airmail letters:
- stressing concern at the reported failure of the authorities to grant adequate
protection to João Lucas da Silva, Cícero da Silva, José Cícero da Silva and
Maria Aparecida Pedrosa;
- requesting information about the progress of the investigation of the killing
of José Hélio da Silva near Joaquim Nabuco on 13 December 1990.
page 2 of FU 24/91
APPEALS TO:
Exmo Sr Jarbas Passarinho (Minister of Justice)
Ministro da Justiça
Esplanada dos Ministérios
70064 Brasilia, DF, Brazil.
Telegrams: Ministro Justiça, Brasilia, Brazil
Telexes: 611003 MNJU BR,
611088 MNJU BR or
612313 MNJU BR
Faxes: + 55 61 224 4357
Sr Governador do Estado de Pernambuco
Sr. Joaquim Francisco Cavalcanti
Palácio das Princesas
Praça da República (State Governor of
50.000 - Recife - PE - Brasil Pernambuco)
Telegrams: Governador Estado Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil
Sr. Secretário de Segurança Pública
do Estado de Pernambuco
Rua da Aurora, 487
Boa Vista 50.000 Recife
Pernambuco - Brasil (Public Security Chief)
Telegrams: Secretario Seguranca Publica Pernambuco,
Recife, Brasil
COPIES TO:
Judge Virginio Carneiro Leão
Forum de Joaquim Nabuco
Rua Cel. Austriclínio s/n
Joaquim Nabuco - PE - Brasil
CEP 55.540
Promotor Comarca de Joaquim Nabuco
Forum de Joaquim Nabuco
Rua Cel. Austriclínio s/n
Joaquim Nabuco - PE - Brasil
CEP. 55.540
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat
or your section office if sending appeals after 14 May 1991.

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