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Raimundo dos Santos Rodrigues was a prominent environmental rights defender in Brazil.
He was well-known for his work to promote the preservation of the Amazon rainforest and the rights of the members of the communtiy.
He suffered harassment and intimidation by landowners of the region and logging industries who have been trying to force the local communities out of their own lands.
The human rights defender had been denouncing logging in Pindaré Valley, for which he received numerous threats.
Stop! or else..
The individuals attacked him while he was returning to his home in Bom Jardim, in the state of Maranhão, Brazil
He was shot and also attacked with a machete and died as a result of the injuries he sustained.
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