from Common Dreams
The Brazilian government is targeting one of its biggest critics,
journalist Glenn Greenwald, in a move that has been decried by observers
as an intimidation tactic designed to stifle opposition to right-wing
President Jair Bolsonaro.
The government's finance ministry's money laundering unit was asked by federal police to investigate Greenwald's finances, O Antagonista reported
Tuesday. The right-wing Brazilian news site said that the investigation
would focus on whether Greenwald paid for access to leaked records he
used in reporting on the Bolsonaro government's "Operation Car Wash"
Greenwald, co-founder of independent news organization The Intercept,
published in the online magazine's Brazilian edition a number of
investigations that use leaked documents to prove that the prosecution
of former President Lula da Silva for corruption was steered by now
Justice Minister Sergio Moro. The reporting has impacted Brazil's
politics and thrown the Bolsonaro presidency into crisis...
"Criminally investigating journalist Glenn Greenwald for reporting on
corruption within the Bolsonaro government is a shocking violation of
his rights as a reporter," Timm said. "Worse, the same person who is the
primary subject of The Intercept's reporting—Minister of Justice Sergio Moro—would also have ultimate authority over any Federal Police investigation."..
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