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UA 381/93 - Brazil: fear for safety after attempted killing: Sister Cecilia Petrina de Carvalho, Analdino Laranjeira

, Index number: AMR 19/033/1993

On 22 October Sister Cecilia Petrina de Carvalho was driving with town councillor Analdino Laranjeira to the village of Cacimbas, Bahia state, when their vehicle was fired upon by a hooded man at the side of the road. She was hit by a bullet. She had been receiving death threats in the context of her work as a lawyer representing peasants involved in land disputes in the region. Lawyers acting on her behalf have been concerned by police delays in undertaking their investigation.

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