Brazilian President Bolsonaro says Journalist Glenn Greenwald May ‘Do Jail Time’

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during a ceremony to launch the new worker fund stimulus at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

HAVANA TIMES – The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s remarks that Glenn Greenwald, the co-founder and editor of The Intercept Brasil, could “do jail time” and suggesting that he had married a Brazilian citizen to avoid deportation, as reported by local outlets on July 27.

“The latest statements from President Bolsonaro threatening Glenn Greenwald with jail time are an inappropriate and dangerous escalation of the Brazilian government’s troubling response to The Intercept Brasil’s reporting,” said Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Central and South America Program Coordinator Natalie Southwick in New York. “Brazilian authorities must respect journalists’ constitutional right to do investigative reporting and hold power to account.”

Beginning on June 9, The Intercept Brasil, an independent investigative news website, published a series of stories based on documents, recordings, and private WhatsApp messages leaked anonymously to the news outlet, which raised ethical and legal questions about the conduct of Brazil’s justice minister and a chief prosecutor in the “Operation Car Wash” corruption investigation, prompting Greenwald and other journalists to receive threats, as CPJ reported at the time.

Greenwald has been married to David Miranda, a congressman with the left-wing Socialism and Liberty Party, since 2005, according to Miranda’s official webpage.

3 thoughts on “Brazilian President Bolsonaro says Journalist Glenn Greenwald May ‘Do Jail Time’

  • August 1, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Havana Times? Kkkk
    PT. PSOL and others like PCdB may believe that a communist country is fighting for liberties. Very funny!!

  • July 31, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Socialism and Liberty Party? PT is a fascist and corrupted party involved in financial crimes and assassinations.

  • July 31, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    I wonder if this is really true. I no longer believe everything the media says.
    There is a bias when it comes to some journalism, especially coming from a socialist and communist country.

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