• Campaigns

Brazil: Further information on fear for safety / possible extrajudicial executions

, Index number: AMR 19/006/1997

Aldemir Ricardo Gomes, Jose Marcos de Holanda Soares (both detained), witnesses to the possible extrajudicial execution of the following five men: Wilson Soares de Souza, Walmir Barbosa da Silva, Jose Alexandre da Silva, Edmilson Jose de Oliveira, Antonio Geronimo da Silva Junior: Aldemir Ricardo Gomes and Jose Marcos de Holanda Soares have now been released. Nineteen policemen have been charged with homicide for their involvement in the extrajudicial executions of the above five men.

EXTERNAL AI Index: AMR 19/06/97
20 March 1997
Further information (1) on UA 17/97 (AMR 19/02/97, 17 January) - Fear for safety
/ possible extrajudicial executions
BRAZILAldemir Ricardo Gomes
José Marcos de Holanda Soares
- witnesses to the possible extrajudicial execution of the five men named below:
Wilson Soares de Souza
Walmir Barbosa da Silva
José Alexandre da Silva
Edmilson José de Oliveira
Antônio Gerônimo da Silva Júnior
The Public Prosecutor has decided not to bring changes against Aldemir Ricardo
Gomes and JoMarcos de Holanda Soares for their suspected involvement in the
murder of a policeman, Moisés Francisco de Melo Júnior, and a police informant,
José Carlos Valdelino Passos.
The two men have since been released.
Nineteen policemen have been charged with homicide for their involvement in the
extrajudicial executions of Wilson Soares de Souza, Walmir Barbosa da Silva,
José Alexandre da Silva, Edmilson José de Oliveira and Antônio Gerônimo da Silva
Júnior.
No further action by the Urgent Action Network is necessary at present. Thank
you to all those who sent appeals.

Choose a language to view report