Brazil: Violence against Journalists and Activists

Part of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – in the House of Commons on 21st June 2022.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East

I thank the Minister for that response and I echo her comments about the tragic killings of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, but they are not alone. In 2020, at least 182 indigenous activists and 20 environmental campaigners were killed in Brazil. It is the relentless drive to develop the Amazon rainforest that is behind these murders. What are the Government doing to put maximum pressure on the Bolsonaro Government to reverse that trend, but also to reduce our complicity in this through our supply chains and the involvement of British companies in financing this?