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First name:  Ednaldo

Last name:  Figueira

  • Gender:  Male
  • Media outlet:  O Serrano
  • Type of media:  print media
  • Born:  Brazil

  • Died:  15 June 2011 Brazil
  • Targeted? yes
  • Impunity: total


Figueira, aged 36, was shot six times by three unidentified men on a motorcycle as he was leaving his place of work in Serra do Mel, a town in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte. He had just posted in the Serra do Mel blog an investigative report on Serra Do Mel’s municipal finances, accompanied by an opinion poll.

  • A blogger, politician and owner of the local newspaper O Serrano. He headed the Serra do Mel branch of the Workers Party (PT), and posted regularly on the Serra do Mel blog.


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