The decision is based on the amount time they were incarcerated, since the members of the movement were imprisoned without evidence
A judicial decision published on the afternoon of Wednesday (May 17, 2017) ordered the release of seven people who had been held in custody for more than six months, in Paraná, under Operation Castra, of the Civil Police.
On November 4, 2016, the police invaded Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes (ENFF), the MST’s national school, firing live ammunition into the air. The police arrived without any warrants terrorizing classes in session. After retreating outside the school’s gates, ostensibly waiting for warrants, the police withdrew.
José Valdir Misnerovicz (Valdir) was recently released from prison after being held for months on terrorism charges for leading occupations of land by the MST. Below is his letter of thanks to all of his supporters:
“Freedom, this word that feeds the human dream, that no one can explain and no one can understand”
Over a hundred thousand people attended the protest against the Temer government on Sunday, September 4 on Paulista Avenue. The demonstration, organized as a united action by the Brazil Popular Front and People Without Fear, criticized the process of institutional breakdown in the country and the agenda to curtail rights announced by the PMDB.
The final trial, which will be carried out in the last days of August, will define the destiny of the Brazilian democracy.
By 59 votes against 21, the Senate approved last Tuesday (August 10, 2016) the rapporteur of Senator Antonio Anastasia (PSDB-MG), which validates the denounce against President Dilma Rousseff for a liability crime. Now Dilma is going to final trial by the plenary of the Senate.
João Pedro Stédile of the MST, affirms “Culture is the best way to build working class consciousness”
The interim president participated in the Global Agribusiness Forum and received a pledge of support from sectors of the Brazilian elite.
The acting president, Michel Temer, said on Monday July 4th that he is not afraid to propose unpopular measures "if they are to better the country."
“The sugar cane, beef and soy of Mato Grosso are stained with the blood of the indigenous”, declares one passage of the statement.
Last Friday the MST released a statement vehemently condemning the massacre committed against the Guarani and Kaiowa community in the interior of South Mato Grosso in which 20 people suffered gunshot wounds and an indigenous man, Clodiodi Aquileu Rodrigues, was brutally murdered.
Statement from the Pastoral Commission on Land and other organizations: Struggling for land is an exercise in citizenship