By Simon JackmanIn a chilling new documentary, the family of a Brazilian student killed in a drug cartel fight claims he was murdered because of his sexuality and political beliefs.
The film was made by a Brazilian organisation called Xtra, which is led by the lawyer Marcelo Martins who also leads the group Xtra Técnica.
The group, which also runs a sex education programme, has long been criticized by the Brazilian government and other critics for its hardline stance on LGBT issues.
In 2016, Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered Xtra to take down the organisation’s website and it did so in January.
Xtra has appealed the ruling, but its case against the group has been thrown out by the Supreme Court of Justice.
A group of friends and family members of Daniel Rodrigues, who was shot dead in the border city of Rio de Janeiro, have said they are “devastated” by the outcome of the appeal, according to the New York Times.
They are now suing Xtra and the government in an effort to have their case heard by the country’s highest court.
Brazil’s conservative government has been struggling to contain an increase in violence against the LGBT community in the country.
Last year, Brazil recorded nearly 70,000 killings of LGBT people, a figure that has risen in recent months as the country has seen more than 40,000 LGBT people killed in the first three months of this year.
In a statement issued after the ruling by the Federal District Court of Rio Grande do Sul, Xtra said it was “surprised and disappointed” by Martins’ decision.
Xtra said Martins was not acting on his personal beliefs, and did not represent Xtra.
“He has chosen to speak against Xtra as a group for his own personal reasons and is no longer a member of Xtra,” the statement said.
“His decision is in line with his position as the lawyer for the Xtra group.
This decision does not reflect the opinion of Xtreme or its members.”
The organisation also said that the Xtremes had not received the permission from the Brazilian police to release the film, and would not be allowed to continue filming.
The Brazilian government has also repeatedly criticized the organisation, and has not been pleased by its use of the word “radical”.
It has also criticised the Xtramate, the name given to the group by the authorities to discredit them, for “hijacking” the case.
Brazilian police have said that they are not aware of the group’s identity, and have not responded to requests for comment.
A statement released by the Xtrap group said Martens statement was “a political attack against Xtremas organization, its members and all LGBT activists”.
“The government is deeply disturbed that this decision is being taken by a member and not a lawyer, and we ask that this statement be withdrawn from the Internet,” the group said.
The statement also urged Brazilian citizens to contact the Federal Police in Brazil to demand the removal of Martins name from the group.
The Xtra team said it is “confident” that the Federal Prosecutor’s Office will take the case against Martins, and that Xtra will have a chance to prove it is not acting against Xtramen.
“Xtra’s stance has not changed.
The government is not changing its position.
We do not have a single member that we have never seen in our eyes.
We will continue to fight for our rights,” Martins said in a statement.