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One Year After US Missionary Murder in Brazil, Three Are Still Waiting Trial

The next trial involving individuals accused of the murder of US-born missionary, Dorothy Stang, in the Amazon region of Anapu. Pará state, in Brazil, is scheduled for two months from now.

In December, 2005, the confessed killer of the American nun, Rayfran das Neves, was sentenced to 27 years in prison, and his accomplice, Clodoaldo Batista, received an 18-year sentence.

The other three individuals accused of participation in the crime are under preventive detention. The alleged go-between, Amair Feijoli da Cunha ("Tato") will be tried in April.

The delay is due to the transfer of the case from the bailiwick of Pacajá to Belém, the capital of Pará. "We are awaiting the transfer so we can bring the middleman before the jury," explains Pará state prosecutor, Lauro Freitas.

The trials that are most eagerly awaited, involving the authors of the crime, are expected to be held by the end of this semester.

The case against the two landowners, Vatalmiro Bastos de Moura ("Bida") and Regivaldo Galvão, is currently in the hands of the Pará state supreme court, awaiting decisions on appeals before being submitted to trial by jury.

On Sunday, February 12, the environmental organization, Greenpeace, and local communities held demonstrations in Anapu and other Pará municipalities to remember the first anniversary of Stang’s death and her struggle on behalf of agrarian reform and to demand improvements in the living conditions of the poorest part of the population in the Amazon region.

Agência Brasil

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  • Guest

    NO they are not, but maybe free soon. They have rights to a speedy trial, and if the wait continues, they will be freed. But until then, they are locked up.

  • Guest

    and in 10 years……
    ….Ten Years After US Missionary Murder in Brazil, Three Are Still Waiting Trial…but free in the meantime…….

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