Laércio Souza Silva and Paulo Paulino Guajajara

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 16th September 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Brazil about reports of the killing of Paulo Paulino Guajajara and the wounding of Laercio Souza Silva by illegal loggers in the Arariboia reservation of Maranhao State.

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The UK is committed to promoting and defending the human rights of all individuals including indigenous peoples. Brazil has a robust and independent justice system that tackles cases such as this one. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and to raise critical issues such as this in our dialogue with the Government.

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