HC Deb 02 May 1995 vol 259 cc150-1W
Dr. Marek

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise with President Carposa of Brazil when he visits the United Kingdom the killing of Ticuna Indians on 28 March 1990 in Boca de Capacete and urge that those responsible be brought to trial. [22185]

Mr. David Davis

The Brazilian authorities are well aware of concern in Britain that the rights and interests of the indigenous peoples of Brazil should be observed. Fourteen Ticuna Indians were killed on 28 March 1988 in the town of Benjamin Constant. The trial has been transferred from the state to the federal courts. It is expected to take place within a year.

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