After the second invasion of Xavante in area MT, police remove squatters


 6/7/2013 5:17 pm -updated 6/7/2013 7:14 pm               

After the second invasion of Xavante in area MT, police remove squatters

The Federal Court ruled in this 5th eviction of Marãiwatsédé. PF, National Strength and PRF were designated to ensure compliance.


Jamie Dióz   The G1 MT


The explosion in 2012 came to cause brief confrontation with police. (Photo: Reproduction/TVCA)

Judge Julier Sebastiao da Silva, of the first Federal Court of Mato Grosso, determined on Thursday (6) that the Federal Police (PF), the Federal Highway Police (PRF) and the National Security Force return to the native land of Marãiwatsédé, northeastern region of Mato Grosso, in order to ensure the withdrawal of all about 400 squatters who invaded the area in the last 2 days.

According to the decision, police forces must accompany bailiffs responsible for executing eviction warrant the former Glebe Johan Missú, approximately 165 thousand hectares, enforcing the sentence that returned the land to the Xavante and culminated in the explosion process of all non-Indians who still occupied the area between the end of 2012 and the beginning of this year – also work carried out until April by the same police forces, with logistical support from the army.

The repossession of Marãiwatsédé to justice was raised by the Federal Public Ministry(MPF) and the National Indian Foundation (Funai) as soon as it was reported the return of squatters evicted from the site. Before last Sunday, part of the squatters were camped on the shores of Highway BR-158, which gives access to the area demarcated as xavante reserve in 1992.

In protest against the Court decision that withdrew from the area and by dissatisfaction with regard to the settlements policy of the National Institute of colonization and agrarian reform (Incra) for families dumped, the ex-ocupantes decided to invade the perimeter of the area and retake possession of part of the buildings still standing in the region of Posto da Mata, urbanized part of the land that farmers in the occupation tried to consolidate-over twenty yearsDespite the demarcation, federal judicial process in the long-disputed as the star of the Araguaia.

Since the invasion, has not registered any incident of violence involving the squatters in the area, either contact between them and the xavantes, which were still limited to the area of the village (located about 20 miles from Posto da Mata). However, Julier Sebastiao appointed also the use of police forces to seize the weapon, automobile or any squatters goods that are with them within the indigenous area. The coroner recorded that the new invasion of the buffer “represents affront to Justice and the democratic State of law, which cannot be tolerated”.

Indigenous land The magistrate also criticized the State maintained by the forces of the Ministry of Justice in place since the end of the final delivery and the explosion of land to Xavante in April; the actions of the Ministry to maintain compliance with the court order in favor of indigenous people were insufficient, according to the judge.

Soy leaf farm in affected Marãiwatsédé by Prague. (Photo: Wanderlei Days War/Map)

In the same order, Julier MPF requests granted, Funai and the Union to authorise the destruction of soybean crops may still exist within the reserve, in order to ensure the health control because of recent notes, by the Ministry of agriculture, livestock and food supply (Mapa), that outbreaks of Asian rust found by laboratory tests in the Marãiwatsédé crops could spread between surrounding properties, reaching up to neighboring States like Tocantins.

Current leader of farmers drawn from Missú, Johan Sebastian Prado had no knowledge yet of the decision of Justice to speak to the report of the G1 on the afternoon of Friday (7). However, he reported that producers decided to return to Glebe on-site disarmed and continue only with cars.

Prado also lamented the content of the order, alluding to differently as another supposedly indigenous land dispute-the case of Buriti Farm in Sidrolândia (MS)-is unfolding. There, unlike the case of Marãiwatsédé, the federal Government and justice would be dialoguing with the rural producer, different, according to Prado. “There’s no way, let’s hope the people come,” said, referring to the police forces designated for justice.

“Too bad that the law is enforced unevenly. In Mato Grosso do Sul, they reversed this situation, but here our merit has not been tried and they took the area. Are two weights and two measures, but do what? This is the Brazil “, criticized


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