'Someone has declared war': Brazil NGOs fear crackdown after arrest of firefighters

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Activists worry powers of state are being used to criminalise their activities after firefighters accused of setting blazes For Brazil’s embattled civil society activists, the government’s distortion of truth has taken many forms since the ultra-right militarist Jair Bolsonaro took power at the beginning of this year. But it has hit a menacing new level after last week’s police raid on an Amazonian NGO and the arrest of four volunteer firefighters who are accused of setting alight the forest they risked their lives to protect. Continue reading...

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