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