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Brazil: Fear for Safety

, Index number: AMR 19/017/2005

Police have arrested the leader of the Truká indigenous people of north-eastern Brazil, and are holding him in a prison where he is reportedly at risk of violence from other inmates. His brother and nephew have been shot dead, allegedly by members of a military police death squad. The gunmen are still at large, and other Truká are believed to be in danger, particularly relatives of the dead men.

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