Valdenir Juventino Izidoro

Valdenir Juventino Izidoro, 50 years, leader of the land rights organization “Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra – MST”, aka “Lobo”, was murdered on Monday morning, the 5th of June, 2017, in Ouro Preto do Oeste, Rondonia.

He was shot at point-blank range in the back right in the entrance of the farm where he worked. His family tried to rescue him but Valdenir was already dead when they got to Rondominas Health Center.

As aN MST leader, Valdenir “Lobo” organized land occupations around the area of Triangulo Farm (Trianon) but he wasn’t the only community leader murdered in the area. On 03th April of 2018, Edemar Rodrigues da Silva, aka “Galego”, was also attacked (

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Date of Killing:05/06/2017

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Farmer

Organisation:MST - Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra

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

Sector Detail:Land Rights

More information:Front Line Defenders

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