Brazil: Further information on Forced eviction / Fear of use of excessive force

Action by lawyers, combined with pressure from Amnesty International and other groups, has forced the suspension of eviction orders affecting more than 1,000 families in Pará state. “Without doubt the letters sent through the coordinated campaign of Amnesty International to the authorities had a massive influence”, said Jose Batista Afonso of the Comissão Pastoral da Terra, the Pastoral Land Commission, CPT.

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