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Brazil to protect Amazon activists threatened with murder | The Guardian

The Brazilian authorities are to provide government protection to activists threatened with murder following a series of killings in the Amazon.

The measures, announced on Tuesday, should see at least 131 people receive some form of protection, among them environmental activists, rural leaders and human rights defenders.

“The most important thing is to guarantee that those behind the threats are identified, held responsible and punished,” said Brazil’s human rights minister, Maria do Rosário, launching the measures. “Among those who are threatening people today are some who have killed in the past and enjoyed impunity.”

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