Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira: Brazil police find two bodies in search for missing men

The Guardian says Police in the Brazilian Amazon have found the bodies of two men in the area close to where British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira went missing 10 days ago.

Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira: Brazil police find two bodies in search for missing men

The Guardian says Police in the Brazilian Amazon have found the bodies of two men in the area close to where British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous activist Bruno Pereira went missing 10 days ago.

At a press briefing late on Wednesday, regional police chief Eduardo Fontes said one of the two men arrested in connection with the pair’s disappearance had confessed to killing them.

“On Tuesday he informed us the location where the bodies were buried and he promised to go with us today to the site so we could confirm where the bodies were buried,” Fontes told reporters.

The announcement brought a sad end to a 10-day search which has horrified the nation and underlined the growing dangers faced by those who dare to defend Brazil’s environment and Indigenous communities, which have faced a historic assault under the country’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/16/dom-phillips-and-bruno-pereira-police-find-bodies-of-two-men-in-search-for-missing-pair

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