UN working to win release of detained staff member in Brazil

11 December 2007The United Nations team in Brazil is working with the country’s Government to secure the release of a UN staffer who has been detained after travelling to meet indigenous persons at a reserve in Rondonia state. UN spokesperson Marie Okabe, in response to questions from journalists today, said that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) had confirmed the detention of the staff member at the reserve in Rondonia, which lies in the far west of the country.The man is reported as being in good condition, Ms. Okabe added. read more

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