For months, we’ve been reporting alongside Yanomami and Ye’kwana organizations that the invasion of Yanomami lands is getting dramatically worse. #indigenous #humanrights #news

There are 20,000 illegal miners within the Yanomami’s territory in the #Amazon, who are poisoning rivers with mercury and attacking #indigenous people - as the terrible images of the past few days demonstrate:

Bolsonaro's government should be ashamed that Brazil's largest #indigenous territory has been invaded for years. Unfortunately, the opposite is true: #Bolsonaro and his allies encourage #illegal gold miners, perpetuating this tragic scenario.

During 2020, the Yanomami and Ye’kwana highlighted their plight via the international campaign #ForaGarimpoForaCovid, and even then the invaders were not removed.

Hutukara Yanomami Association is demanding that the authorities act urgently “to stop the continual spiral of violence in the area and to guarantee the safety of the Yanomami community of Palimiu”. #indigenous #humanrights #news

Eloy Terena, a lawyer for @ApibOficial, commented: “APIB has just urged the @STF_oficial (Supreme Court) to take action. The situation inside Yanomami lands is serious and tense. #Indigenous people are under permanent threat from illegal miners...

@ApibOficial @STF_oficial ...The reality is the harbinger of a #genocide, as happened in Haximu in 1993. The Yanomami's cry for help must be heard." #indigenous #humanrights #news

#Indigenous rights, the Brazilian constitution and international law must be respected: the miners must be URGENTLY removed from the Yanomami’s territory, as well as from all indigenous lands throughout Brazil.

The message is simple: #ForaGarimpo! #StopBrazilsGenocide


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