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Indigenous guardians of the forest killed

in addition to the killed, Paulo Paulino, another activist was injured, but I can escape, informed the local authorities and the human rights organization Survival International on Saturday. The two men belonged to the so-called "guardians of the forest" – a group that tries to protect areas of indigenous peoples against illegal deforestation.

The two men of the tribe of guajajara language had left, according to the human rights Secretariat of Maranhao her village to take in the forest of water, as you were surrounded by "at least five armed men". Paulino is said to have been shot in the neck, his companion in the back.

According to authorities, a woodcutter was seen after the incident as a missing person. According to their information, he had also been in the attack killed were not yet confirmed. The Brazilian Minister of justice, Sergio Moro said in the short message service Twitter, the police have taken up investigations for murder.

NGO make Bolsonaro responsible

Greenpeace, the attack condemned the two activists. Paulino and his injured companion Laércio were "the latest victims of a state that refuses to comply with the provisions of the Constitution, to comply with," said the organization. Greenpeace denounced "the inability of the state", his duty to protect indigenous activists, as well as their territories, comply with it.

Sarah Shenker, who had visited the area for the organization, Survival International a few months ago, told the news Agency AFP, Paulino have struggled in spite of death threats with determination for the protection of forests. The lack of commitment of the Brazilian government, driving the indigenous people to take the "hard and dangerous work" on themselves.

The "guardian of the forest" were founded by the guajajara language, a tribe of about 14'000 people in the state of Maranhao. The activists have set themselves the goal areas to defend indigenous peoples who are threatened by illegal logging and agricultural Expansion.

charges of exploitation of a protected area

you will provide, among other things, GPS data from the areas in which you can find felled tree trunks. In addition, you support the fire brigade in the fight against forest fires. The ultra-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is available for months due to its controversial environmental policy international criticism.

he is accused of, to be in favour of the commercial exploitation of protected Amazon areas. Bolsonaro is closely allied with the Brazilian agricultural lobby, and questioned the responsibility of the people for climate change. (chk/sda)

Created: 04.11.2019, 05:19 PM

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