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By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday it was confirmed that State Deputy Marcelo Freixo (PSOL) and his family had fled to Europe after receiving seven separate death threats in the past month. According to reports, the price on his head is around R$400,000 (US$230,000).

A long-time human rights activist and President of the Commission for Human Rights at Rio de Janeiro’s State Legislative Assembly, Freixo is one of the principle public figures in Rio’s fight against Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?