Brazil: The Indigenous Peoples of Brazil: Lands and Life under Threat
In December 2005, an indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá community was violently evicted from their ancestral land by federal police acting with unofficial support from local landowners. The community were forced to set up camp nearby with insufficient food, sanitation and shelter. Days later Dorvalino Rocha was shot in the chest at the entrance to a farm on the disputed territory. This document urges that letters be sent to the relevant authorities asking that those involved with shooting be brought to justice and that the authorities set out policies protecting the human rights of indigenous peoples.