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Brazil: Fear for safety

, Index number: AMR 19/018/2007

Around 50 Guajajara indigenous families, in the remote Araribóia reservation in the central west of Maranhão state, are at risk of attack from local gunmen allegedly contracted by illegal loggers. On 15 October 2007, a group of armed men invaded the indigenous settlement of Lagoa Cumprida, killing sixty year old Tomé Guajajara and wounding two others.

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