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Brazil: Fear for safety: Some 1,000 members of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra:

, Index number: AMR 19/034/1997

Approximately 1,000 landless peasants are currently surrounded by armed riot police in the centre of Fortaleza, capital of the Northeastern state of Ceara. AI is concerned that they are at risk of serious human rights violations.

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