February 21, 2014

Free Yevgeniy Vitishko!

The prominent environmental activist has been sent to a penal colony to serve out a three year sentence for allegedly damaging a fence during a protest.

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February 24, 2014

Legislation on terrorism and disorder being discussed in Brazilian Congress threatens freedom of expression and the right to assemble. The new “crimes” could be used to criminalize protesters.

November 18, 2013

Sixty families from two rural communities in the state of Maranhão, northeast Brazil, were left homeless and landless after being forcibly evicted by Maranhão police.

August 2, 2013

Military Police arrested a man they had apparently mistaken for a drug dealer, in Rio de Janeiro. The police have since claimed they released the man, Amarildo Souza Lima, but he has not been seen...

May 10, 2013

Antônio Isídio Pereira da Silva of Brazil has received a series of death threats. He is the target of loggers and land-grabbers use violence to intimidate him.