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The Law Society has intervened in the case of a recently appointed Brazilian judge who has found his life in danger after attempting to combat corruption
Dr Cristiano Arantes e Silva has been the sole district judge of the Xinguara region since April. His house has been shot at, defamatory letters have circulated through his town and his wife has received anonymous threatening phone calls.
Arantes e Silva has proved himself an enemy of corruption through the judicial decisions he has made, such as suspending the mayor of Xinguara's principal town Rio Maria on corruption charges.
Law Society president Carolyn Kirby is lobbying the region's senior governor to investigate the threats, make the results of the investigation public and bring to justice those responsible.