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Brazil nun case witness is shot and wounded

Date : 29th November 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story

A witness in the case of an American nun who was murdered in the Brazilian Amazon has been shot several times and is in a critical condition. He was reportedly attacked just hours after being summoned to testify in a fraud case against one of the ranchers accused of ordering the nun's murder. Dorothy Stang, 73, campaigned to preserve the rainforest and protect the rights of rural workers. Her killing in 2005 caused international outrage. The attack on witness Roniery Lopes took place in the same area where Stang led her decades-long campaign.

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