UA 392/94 - Brazil: possible extrajudicial execution / fear for safety: Manoel Bonfim Bastos, Zilda de Jesus Silva (killed); Carlos Barbosa Santos Lima, Deusdete Dutra Costa, Endaldo Silva Souza, Jose de Jesus Sena, Marcelo Rocha Santos, Ariosvaldo Jose d
AI is concerned for the safety of a groups of 500 landless rural workers and their families camped on the side of the road outside the Fazenda Mocambo in Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia state. On 29 October 1994 gunmen fired on the encampment, killing two and seriouly wounding six. Leaders of the group had previously received death threats and families had been shot at on other occasions. There are suggestions that police personnel may have been among the gunmen.