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Protection was requested after the death of an indigenist and journalist in the Amazon
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Published on 11/25/2022 - 20:34 By Agência Brasil - Brasília
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Minister Edson Fachin, of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), determined that the federal government adopt measures to fully protect territories with the presence of isolated indigenous people.
The decision was signed this week and met the request for protection made by the Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil (Apib). The action was filed in June of this year due to the murder of indigenist Bruno Pereira and British journalist Dom Phillips, in the Vale do Javari Indigenous Land, in Amazonas.
By the minister's decision, ordinances that created restrictions on access to isolated areas must always be renewed before the end of the term until the final conclusion of the demarcation process to prevent the entry of third parties, such as missionaries, prospectors, loggers and other people who may illegally exploit the territory.
"I grant the requested precautionary measures as follows: order the Federal Union, within a period of up to 60 days, to issue ordinances restricting the use of references by isolated indigenous peoples who are located outside or partially outside indigenous lands, as well as plans for the protection of said areas, under penalty of, if the deadline is not met, that the STF determines the restriction of use by judicial decision of these areas", decided the minister.
Among the seven measures determined by the minister is also the protection of the Tanaru Indigenous Land, in Rondônia.
In August of this year, Funai reported that the “hole Indian”, the last remnant of an unidentified ethnic group that was massacred in the 1990s, had died. The indigenous person had been monitored by the agency for 26 years.
The isolated Indians who lived in the region were the target of several attacks during the 1980s and 1990s. Thus, the Indian group, which was already small, ended up decimated, leaving the man as the only survivor. of the huts where he lived.
Fachin also determined that the federal government officially inform the Supreme Court of the details of the situation involving the death of the "hole Indian", deliver autopsy documents and declare what destination will be given to the Tanaru Indigenous Land.
Agência Brasil contacted the National Indian Foundation (Funai) and is awaiting a response.
Editing: Nadia Franco


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