Thursday, April 04, 2013

Brazil: Trial for murder of activist couple begins in Brazil

In Brazil, the trial has begun for three men accused of murdering enviromental activists. Jose Claudio Ribeiro Da Silva and his wife were shot to death two years ago as they tried to protect the Amazon rain-forest from illegal logging. One of the defendants on trial is accused of ordering the killing. The others are accused of carrying it out. All three deny the charges. Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Maraba.