Monday, December 12, 2005

Amazon nun's killers jailed



'Two Brazilians have been found guilty of murdering a US-born Catholic nun and peasants' rights activist, and sentenced to long jail terms. Sister Dorothy Stang campaigned on behalf of poor farmers against ranchers and big logging companies. Rayfran das Neves Sales was found to have shot the 73-year-old nun six times on a muddy track in the rainforest. He was sentenced to 27 years and his accomplice, Clodoaldo Carlos Batista, to 17 years in prison.' More

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