Brazil: Killing of Mr. Semião Fernandes Vilhalva | Letter

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On 29 August 2015 Sr.Semião Fernandes Vilhalva, one of the leaders of the Guarani-Kaiowá indigenous people was murdered in reprisal for his lands rights activism. LRWC’s letter (in Portuguese and English) calls on Brazilian authorities to put in place measures necessary to ensure an effective investigation of the murder, demarcation of the Guarani-Kaiowá land and adherence by Brazil to the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.