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HRD Attack

19 Sep 2017

Flávio Gabriel Pacífico dos Santos

Incident date
19 Sep 2017
Date accuracy
All Correct
Affected community's leader or member
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: Brazil


Flávio Gabriel Pacífico dos Santos is a member of the quilombola Pitanga dos Palmares community. On 19 September he was allegedly shot and killed while inside his vehicle, after having dropped his son off at school. Flávio Gabriel Pacífico dos Santos was a leader in the quilombola community, who had previously posted photos of a trip to Brasilia to protest against legislation which interferes with quilombola communities owning land. In recent years, conflicts between farmers/ community members and land owners have escalated and resulted in killings.