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Further information on UA 65/91 (AMR 19/06/91, 22 February and follow-ups AMR 19/08/91, 8 March; AMR 19/24/91, 9 September and AMR 19/27/91, 8 October) -Brazil: death threats: Carlos Cabral Pereira, Roberto Neto da Silva, Father Ricardo Rezende

, Index number: AMR 19/032/1991

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 19/32/91
Distr: UA/SC
25 November 1991
Further information on UA 65/91 (AMR 19/06/91, 22 February) and follow-ups
AMR 19/08/91 (8 March), AMR 19/24/91 (9 September 1991) and AMR 19/27/91 (8
October 1991) - Death Threats
BRAZIL:Carlos CABRAL PEREIRA
Roberto NETO da SILVA
Father Ricardo REZENDE
Amnesty International has received information which indicates that Carlos
Cabral Pereira and Roberto Neto da Silva have still not been given the police
protection essential for their personal safety.
Amnesty International has repeatedly expressed its concern for the safety of
the above-mentioned union leaders, together with that of Orlando Canuto, also
a rural union leader and Father Ricardo Rezende, from the same township, who
have been receiving repeated death threats. The organization's concern for
their safety followed the assassination on 2 February 1991 of Expedito Ribeiro
de Souza, president of the Rural Workers Union of Rio Maria (see UA 40/91,
AMR 19/02/91, 6 February 1991). Three men have been arrested and are awaiting
trial, charged with this crime.
According to reports received by Amnesty International, police protection has
now been granted to Father Ricardo Rezende and so no further appeals are required
on his behalf.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Telegrams/telexes/faxes and airmail letters:
- requesting the restoration of special police protection for Carlos Cabral
Pereira and Roberto Neto da Silva.
APPEALS TO:
1) Minister of Justice:
Sr. Ministro de Justiça do Brasil Vossa Excelência
Sr. Jarbas Passarinho Your Excellency
Ministério de Justiça
Esplanada dos Ministerios
Bloco 23
70.064 Brasilia DF, Brazil
Telegrams: Ministro Justica, Brasilia, Brazil
Telexes: 611003 MNJU BR, 611088 MNJU BR or 612313 MNJU BR
Faxes: + 55 61 321 5145; + 55 61 224 4357
2) Director General of the Federal Police:
Sr Romeu Tuma Sr. Diretor
Diretor Geral Dear Sir
Departamento de Policia Federal
SAS Q6, lotes 9 e 10, Ed. Sede DPF
70.070 Brasilia DF, Brazil
Telegrams: Diretor Geral Policia Federal, Brasilia, Brazil
Telexes: 611461 DPFE BR
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3) State Secretary of Public Security:
Sr Secretario de Seguranca Sr. Secretario
Publica do Estado de Para Dear Sir
Sr Alcides Alcantara
Rua 28 de Setembro 339
66.020 Belem, PA, BRAZIL
Telegrams: Secretario Seguranca Publica, Belem, Brazil
Telexes: 911100 SSPB BR
COPIES TO:
Pastoral Land Commission:
Comissão Pastoral da Terra
Rua 14 de Abril N. 1400
Centro Social Sagrado Coração de Jesus
Caixa Postal 21
Conceição do Araguaia
CEP 68.540 Pará, Brazil
and to diplomatic representatives of Brazil in your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat
or your section office if sending appeals after 6 January 1991.

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