Edemar Rodrigues da silva

On the 03 of April 2018, Edemar Rodrigues da Silva, Known as “Galego or Lalaco”, was shot dead in the forest,  at approximately 18:30, in Ouro Preto, do Oeste (RO). The Community Leader intended to come back to the camp (Nova Esperança), accompanied by other residents, when suddenly he was shot. His companions ran away fearing that they would be shot too.

According to information from Correio Central, he  was the second community leader murdered in 2018, because of land disputes.

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Nickname:Galego\ Lalaco


Date of Killing:03/04/2018

Previous Threats:No information

Gender component to killing:Killing accompanied by identity-based physical assault

Type of Work:Community leader

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Land Rights

More information:Front Line Defenders

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