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From: Sergio Vidal <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 7:01 PM
Subject: Repression on Brazil GMM

Repression on Brazil GMM

On past May Brazil revived situations that reminded the period of the
Military Dictatorship, when freedom of expression was suspended, social
movements were violently repressed and protesters were considered criminals
and punished by law. These events reveal the country still has a long way to
go to consolidate itself as an effectively democratic nation.

The Marijuana March that was expected to happen in 14 cities was forbidden
in Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Fortaleza, João Pessoa, Rio
de Janeiro, Salvador, São Paulo and Santos. In these cities hundreds of
people attended the manifestation, many not knowing the March had being
prohibited. More than 50 protesters were arrested and charged with "crime
apology", including some who were victims of police violence.

The event took place only in Recife, Porto Alegre, Vitória and
Florianópolis, where thousands of people manifested peacefully and the
announced "apologetic behavior" did not come about. Still today some
activists are being investigated in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, accused
with practicing "crime apology", including researchers that are know
nationally and internationally, such as Sergio
Vidal<>and Edward
MacRae <>. Both are at risk of
being criminally charged with "inducing, stimulating or motivating drug
abuse", article 33 of the new drug law that was passed on August 2006.

The independent media has registered some situations that may help to put
together the absurd scenery of those facts:

*General* Vídeo 01 <> Vídeo

*Belo Horizonte* Vídeo 01 <>

*Brasília - DF* Vídeo 01 <>

*Curitiba* Vídeo 01 <> Vídeo
02<> Vídeo
03 <> Vídeo

*Florianópolis* Vídeo 01 <>

*João Pessoa* Vídeo 01 <>
Vídeo 02<>

*Recife* Vídeo 01 <> Vídeo
02<> Vídeo
03 <> Vídeo
04<> Vídeo
05 <> Vídeo

*Rio de Janeiro* Vídeo 01 <>

*São Paulo* Vídeo 01 <>
Vídeo 02<> Vídeo
03 <> Vídeo

*TV videos* Vídeo 01 <>
Vídeo 02<> Vídeo
03 <> Vídeo
04<> Vídeo
05 <> Vídeo

*Translatade by: Luiz Paulo Guanabara <> *

*Posted By: Sergio Vidal <>*

*Sergio Vidal **(71) 81771488*
Coordenador da Ananda - Associação Interdisciplinar de Estudos sobre Plantas
Cannabaceae <>
Secretário do GIESP <>; Pesquisador do
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