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Brazil: further information on: fear for safety / extrajudicial execution and: new concern: death threats

, Index number: AMR 19/007/1996

Witnesses and relatives of those killed in the 1993 Vigario Geral massacre: members of staff of the Casa de Paz, Vigario Geral, Fabio Goncalves Cavalcante, aged 22, Edval Silva, aged 18: AI is still gravely concerned for the sfaety of relatives of those killed in the Vigario Geral massacre in August 1993, of witnesses to the massacre, and of staff members of the Casa de Paz in the Vigario Geral shanty town. Threats against witnesses and relatives have increased since the conditional release on 16 February 1996 of 18 of the policemen accused of carrying out the massacre.

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