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Brazil: Death Threats/Impunity

, Index number: AMR 19/007/2002

Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of Dr Agisandro da Costa Pereira (m)] - President of Ordem dos Advogados Brasileiros (OAB), Brazilian Lawyers' Association; Members of his family and work colleagues Dra Maria Apareceida Denadai (f), lawyer; Izaias Santana Rocha (m)- President of the state council for human rights (an alliance of non-governmental organizations). Agisandro da Costa Pereira and Maria Aparecida Denadai have received death threats following their denunciation of the police and judicial investigations into the 15 April killing of Maria Aparecida's brother Marcelo Denadai, who was about to reveal evidence on political corruption in the state of Espirito Santo.

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