Brazil: Fear for Safety/Possible extrajudicial execution, Dept. José Geraldo Torres da Silva, Julio Cesar dos Santos
José Geraldo Torres da Silva, who sits in the Pará state legislature, has received death threats because of his campaign against corruption and environmental destruction in the Altamira region of Pará. An environmentalist who campaigned with him was murdered in August: Julio Cesar dos Santos has been arrested and charged with the killing, but the people believed to be behind the murder are reportedly attempting to silence him. Amnesty International believes that the lives of both men are in grave danger.