Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro threatens to imprison US journalist Glenn Greenwald after claiming that his website is in line with criminals & # 39; for reporting hacked calls from the Minister of Justice
- The Brazilian president renews the attacks on journalist Glenn Greenwald on Saturday
- Jair Bolsonaro claimed the journalist's website The Intercept Brazil was & # 39; criminal & # 39;
- The website published the content of hacked telephone conversations with the current Brazilian Minister of Justice
The Brazilian president renewed his attacks on journalist Glenn Greenwald on Saturday, raising the possibility of imprisonment.
The president's threats come a few days after members of his party said the American Brazilian internet publication was geared to criminal hackers & # 39; for reporting the content of hacked telephone conversations with the current Minister of Justice.
Reports in The The Intercept Brazil, led by the American Glenn Greenwald, have raised questions about whether Justice Minister Sergio Moro has wrongly consulted prosecutors when he was a judge overseeing mammoth testing & # 39 Operation Car Wash & # 39 ;.
Moro, whose work in that probe has made him a hero to many Brazilians, is an important member of President Jair Bolsonaro's cabinet.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro listens while Carla Zambelli whispers in his ear during a meeting at the Congress in Brasilia, Brazil
Bolsonaro has sharply criticized Greenwald for the reports, and local media said he was asked on Saturday during a military ceremony whether the journalist from Brazil would be kicked under new rules announced the day before, resulting in a rapid expulsion of foreigners who like & # 39; dangerous & # 39; considered to have violated the Constitution.
The president replied that Greenwald is subject to regulation because he is a Brazilian resident who is married to a Brazilian lawmaker, David Miranda, and they have adopted children together. But Bolsonaro added: & # 39; Maybe he is being imprisoned here in Brazil. & # 39;
Greenwald reacted provocatively to Bolsonaro on his Twitter account.
American journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has received prison threats from President Jair Bolsonaro
& # 39; Contrary to what the president says, he is not (yet) a dictator, & # 39; wrote Greenwald. & # 39; He doesn't have the power to make people stop. To detain someone, you must present evidence to a court that shows that a crime has been committed. That proof does not exist. & # 39;
The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism condemned the President's remark about the prison.
& # 39; By threatening a journalist who publishes information he does not like, he encourages and encourages the President to make serious attacks on freedom of expression. Without free journalism, the other freedoms will also die, "the group said.
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