Rancher convicted over murder of US nun Dorothy Stang

American nun Dorothy Stang was shot six times over a land dispute.
American nun Dorothy Stang was shot six times over a land dispute

A Brazilian court has convicted a rancher for ordering the murder of an American nun over a land dispute – a case that caused international outrage.

It is the third time Vitalmiro Bastos Moura has been tried for Dorothy Stang’s 2005 death after previous convictions were overturned.

Ms Stang, 73, campaigned for 30 years to save rainforest from the interests of wealthy landlords.

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