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Journalist Gets Death Threats After Brazilian Govt Exposé

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Journalist Glenn Greenwald, founder and editor of The Intercept website (Evaristo/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 15 July 2019 09:21 PM

"Intercept" co-founder and Brazilian-based journalist Glenn Greenwald is receiving detailed death threats for his reporting on a judge who likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, The Washington Post reports.

Federal police have also requested financial regulators investigate Greenwald's finances. Congresswoman Katia Sastre, at a congressional committee where Greenwald was testifying, shouted he "should be judged, convicted, and in prison."

Greenwald, who famously reported on U.S. and British global surveillance programs based on documents provided by former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, has long been a fixture in Brazil.

The death threats, calls for deportation and homophobic comments against Greenwald have ramped up since his story published in June on Sergio Moro, now the country's justice minister who purportedly had improperly advised prosecutors in Lula's corruption trial.

Lula was jailed for bribes he received from a construction company in the form of a seaside apartment renovated for him. His imprisonment made way for Lula's successor, Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro appointed Moro as justice minister.

Bolsonaro, like Trump, has attacked the press.

Greenwald says he feels more pressure this time around.

"In Snowden, I was only the reporter," Greenwald said. With this story, there is no "identifieable" source, so he is the one in the bullseye.

"I'm a good target. I'm a foreigner. I'm gay. I'm married to a socialist politician."

But he will not leave, Greenwald said.

"It's my home."

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After his reporting on a judge who likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, "Intercept" co-founder and Brazilian-based journalist Glenn Greenwald is reportedly receiving detailed death threats.
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