Brazil: Harassment against indigenous rights lawyers of the Guarani-Kaiowá people

October 8, 2015

(Members of the Brazilian Guaraní-Kaiowá community. Photo: Leopoldo Silva Arquivo)

Human rights lawyers defending an indigenous council in Mato Grosso do Sul are facing threats and harassment following accusations that the council “antagonised” the conflict between indigenous peoples and landowners.

Messrs Rogério Batalha Rocha and Luiz Henrique Eloy Amado have been suffering constant harassment since an investigation was opened against Conselho Indigenista Missionário – CIMI (Indigenous Missionary Council) on 24 September 2015 for allegedly antagonising the conflict between landowners and indigenous peoples in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. On 8 October 2015, Luiz Enrique Eloy Amado will submit the case for his defence against a possible revocation of his license to practice law.

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/29818

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