Saturday, December 10, 2005

 

Murderers of Dorothy Stang are sentenced to jail

Murderers of American missionary Dorothy Stang, who was killed in February in ParĂ¡ while she was defending the rights of poor peasants, were sentenced to jail today.

Rayfran das Neves, who confessed to have shot Ms. Stang, was sentenced to serve 27 years in jail. Clodoaldo Batista, accomplice, also present to the murdering scene, was sentenced to 17 years.
Several other people are still in line to be tried.
Farmers who invaded public land in the region are accused of being the mentors of the crime.

Read this article by Amazonia.org about this matter.



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