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HRD Attack

Nilce de Souza Magalhães

Incident date
Jan. 1, 2016
Date accuracy
Year Correct
Indigenous peoples
Target: Individual
Location of Incident: Brazil
Company Sector: Hydropower & dam projects, Energy
Company Location: Brazil
Company Responses: Energia Sustentável do Brasil S.A. (part of ESBR Participações S.A.)
Other actors
On 21 June 2016, the body of human rights defender Ms Nilce de Souza Magalhães was found by the dam of Usina Hidrelétrica (UHE). She was known for the struggle in defense of the affected populations, denouncing human rights violations committed by the consortium responsible for the Jirau power plant, called Energia Sustentável do Brasil.