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Brazil: Fear for safety

, Index number: AMR 19/037/2006

Armed men, reportedly security guards and off-duty military police officers, have been threatening to kill members of the Tremembé indigenous community of São José and Buriti in the north-eastern Brazilian state of Ceará. The Tremembé are attempting to stop the construction of a vast tourist resort on what they consider to be their ancestral lands. The company is continuing work on the site in defiance of a court order.

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