Indigenous people of Rondônia go to Brasilia to demand the suspension of the Decree 303

9/3/2012 11:53 -updated 3:41 pm 9/3/2012

Indigenous people of Rondônia go to Brasilia to demand the suspension of the Decree 303

In the meeting, the Minister of Justice stated that sends request to AGU. For the Indio Genilson Pareci, executive decrees the ‘ death of indigenous people ‘.

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Índios em protesto na divisa entre Mato Grosso e Rondônia (Foto: Flávio Godoi/G1)Indians in protest at the border between MT and RO (Photo: Flávio Gandhi/G1)

Indigenous States of Rondônia and Mato Grosso were in Brasilia, DF, to ask for the suspension of the Decree 303. In accordance with note released by the Federal Public Ministry (MPF), the Minister of Justice, José Eduardo Cardozo, the claim of the Indians will be sent to the Attorney-General of the Union (AGU) until the Supreme Court (STF) judge the declaration dealing with embargoes 19 conditions.

According to the MPF, in addition to the Minister and indigenous leaders, participated in the meeting the Deputy Attorney-General of the Republic, Deborah Duprat, the Attorney of the Republic Marcia Zollinger and representatives of AGU Brandão, the National Indian Foundation (Funai) and MPF.

During the meeting, the representatives of indigenous peoples stated that the protests will be stepped up, if the Ordinance is not suspended. According to the Indio Genilson Pareci, executive decrees the death of indigenous people.

Decree 303 Published on 17 July, the Ordinance is not yet in force. At the request of the National Indian Foundation, the AGU has decided to suspend, until 24 September, the entry into force of Decree 303, which extends to all demarcatórios processes of indigenous lands, the 19 conditions that prohibit, among other things, the expansion of indigenous areas already demarcated.

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