Send a Tweet
- Advertisement -
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 19 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H4'ed 8/1/19

Brazilians Fight Far-Right Campaign to Silence Greenwald & Intercept Leaks

By       (Page 1 of 3 pages)     (# of views)   1 comment

This piece was reprinted by OpEdNews with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

- Advertisement -

MIKE FOX: Hundreds of Brazilians rallied in defense of U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald, on Tuesday. Greenwald has been under attack by the government of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, for his role in the release of on-going bombshell leaks that implicate Justice Minister Se'rgio Moro in a possible right-wing plot to smear and convict former President Luiz Ina'cio Lula da Silva, which blocked him from competing in last year's elections.

Greenwald was been threatened to be deported, imprisoned and even killed.

Events were held in both Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. They were organized by the Brazilian Press Association and attended by several well-known Brazilian artists. Videos in solidarity were sent by the head of Brazil's lower house Rodrigo Maia, Canadian journalist Naomi Klein, and even Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

TUCKER CARLSON: I've been reading with great concern about the threat from the Brazilian government to punish or imprison journalist Glenn Greenwald for his reporting on high-level officials.

- Advertisement -

MIKE FOX: Greenwald spoke to the packed crowd.

GLENN GREENWALD: I am not going to let the country of my children turn into a dictatorship.

MIKE FOX: Greenwald is the co-founder of the investigative outlet The Intercept, which has been publishing the on-going leaks. These revelations, which stem from private Telegram messages between members of the country's anti-corruption task force, clearly show then judge Sergio Moro illegally and consistently guided federal prosecutors in the corruption investigations, while also presiding over the proceedings as a supposedly impartial judge. Moro himself convicted Lula in 2017. After Bolsonaro's election last year, in a highly suspect move, the president-elect appointed Moro as his justice minister.

- Advertisement -

Moro has denied the authenticity of The Intercept leaks and has accused the outlet of being a criminal organization. Last week, his Justice Ministry detained 4 hackers, which he says are the source of The Intercept's leaks, although he has not provided any evidence. He also signed a decree, facilitating the deportation of foreigners under criminal investigation or labeled "dangerous". It appeared to be aimed at Greenwald.

Last Saturday, Pres Bolsonaro threatened Greenwald with prison. He has repeated his statements in subsequent days.

During Monday's press briefing in Brasilia, a journalist asked government spokesperson

Ota'vio Rêgo Barros exactly what law Greenwald had broken. Rêgo Barros had a hard time answering the question.

GO BARROS: So, your question is about the crime?

JOURNALIST: Yes, what was the crime committed?

- Advertisement -

GO BARROS: About the crime that was committed"

JOURNALIST: By the journalist

GO BARROS: The president has no doubt about the crime. I don't think anyone has any doubt.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3


- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Supported 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

The Real News Network Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

The Real News Network (TRNN) is a non-profit, viewer-supported daily video-news and documentary service. We don't accept advertising, and we don't accept government or corporate funding.

Since 2007, we have produced more than 7,000 (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Where's the 'Collusion'? (Interview)

Saudi King Calls on 'Despots' to Mecca for Emergency Meeting on Iran

Justin Trudeau's Description of BDS: 'A Pack of Lies'

Jill Stein Denounces Probe over 'Collusion with Russians' (Interview)

Corbyn Calls for Evidence in Escalating Poison Row

Kamala Harris' Record as Tough-On-Crime Prosecutor Far From Progressive


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

1 people are discussing this page, with 1 comments

Mohammad Ala

Become a Fan
Author 8028

(Member since Oct 1, 2007), 9 fans, 20 articles, 27 quicklinks, 829 comments
Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Add this Page to Facebook! Submit to Twitter Share on LinkedIn Submit to Reddit

  New Content

Thanks for this post.

I support free press.

Submitted on Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 3:50:18 AM

Author 0
Add New Comment
Share Comment
Reply To This   Recommend  (0+)

Want to post your own comment on this Article? Post Comment