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Brazil: Fear for safety / Arbitrary arrest: Gerson de Souza Melo

, Index number: AMR 19/030/1999

Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of Gerson de Souza Melo, a leader of the Pataxó Hã Hã Hãi indigenous group, after he was arrested on 15 December 1999. The concern follows the alleged ill-treatment in custody of other members of the Pataxó Hã Hã Hãi arrested in recent weeks.

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