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Clodieldo de Souza

HRD, Indigenous Leader

Clodieldo de Souza was a Guarani-Kaiowá leader and human rights defender in the indigenous settlement Tey Jussu, in the region of Caarapó (Mato Grosso do Sul, MS).

Indigenous people protest, Brazil 2016

The challenges and threats faced by human rights defenders in Brazil remain very high, particularly for those working on issues of land, environment, indigenous peoples, LGBTi rights, corruption and impunity. Many HRDs have experienced death threats, physical attacks, arbitrary arrests and lawsuits. The high number of killings is of particular concern and takes place against a background of widespread impunity.