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Brazil: Fear for safety/ Death threats/ Extrajudicial execution - João Vitor de Oliveira Neto; Antonio Epitácio da Costa; Manoel Paul; Josenilton Carreiro de Melo; Roberto Costa Araújo. Killed: Sandoval Alves de Lima

, Index number: AMR 19/027/2000

A land activist, one of the leaders of a group of landless families occupying an estate in northeastern Brazil, has been shot dead by a gunman closely linked to the owner of the estate. The other people named above have received repeated death threats and are believed to be on a death list.

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