the center of The investigation of Greenwald is the current minister of Justice, Sergio Moro , at that time the chief magistrate in the investigation of the largest corruption case of Brazil, the "Lava Jato" (car wash) in which was involved the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and led to the indictment and arrest.
The federal attorney of the brazilian, writes the New York Times, has been put under accusation Greenwald for criminal conspiracy, it is precisely in the investigation after the publication, on its website, The Intercept of a series of exchanges of messages between the Moor and the pool which was leading the investigation, anti-corruption, and from which emerged the close connivance between the judge in charge of ensuring the impartiality of the investigation and the accusers of the power of attorney. In the exchanges, hacked from the private phones of Moro and of the prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol, there was a cooperation between high offices of State to arrive at the condemnation, and to the imprisonment of Lula in order to prevent him to participate in the elections, then won by the candidate of the extreme right Bolsonaro. The same that is now attempting to silence the journalists who revealed the scandal.
"we will Not be intimidated by these attempts at tyrannical silencing journalists - said Greenwald in a statement to the press, The government Bolsonaro and the movement that supports it have proven repeatedly not to believe in basic freedom of the press, starting from the threats of the president against the Folha (newspaper of St. Paul, of which Bolsonaro has asked the public to boycott, ndr), its attacks on journalists which have resulted in violence, up to the threats of Sergio Moro to consider ourselves allies of the hacker' to have revealed its corruption."
Notes from Glenn Greenwald about the serious attack on a free press by the Bolsonaro government — in obvious retaliation for the exposés we've been publishing since June revealing serious revelation by his Minister of Justice and Public Security, Sergio Moro: pic.twitter.com/IBxrj5baHB— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 21, 2020
Greenwald is accused of criminal association with a group of six people who have been accused of having hacked the phones of public officials, in addition to bank fraud and money laundering. Greenwald argues that the content of the messages had been revealed to The Intercept after the extraction of the hanging by the phones of Moro and Dallagnol, but the federal attorney says to be in possession of audio in which Greenwald speaks with hackers while their operations were still in progress. "I have done nothing but my job, ethically and within the boundaries of the law."
it is still unclear whether the journalist will be prosecuted or what risks criminal prosecution. But on his case are already mobilizing many journalists, associations for human rights as the Human Rights Watch and defence of civil rights, such as the American Civil Liberties Union, who denounced the heavy interference of Bolsonaro on the freedom of the press.
.@ggreenwald, a strong critic of brazilís far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, published articles last year, raising questions about the integrity & motives of key members of brazilís justice system. Now this... https://t.co/Kdj1y7h8AU— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) January 21, 2020
Our government must immediately condemn this outrageous assault on the freedom of the press, and recognize that its attacks on press freedoms at home have consequences for American journalists doing their jobs abroad, like Glenn Greenwald. https://t.co/fHycUBq3Dq— ACLU (@ACLU) January 21, 2020
And to take the field for him, among the first, it was just Edward Snowden , the former contractor of the Nsa, with its revelations in 2013 ignited the scandal of the surveillance of the security agencies of the Usa on citizens and governments around the world. In a tweet, Snowden defines that Bolsonaro a "raw retaliation" and a threat to investigative journalism in Brazil: "These attacks are incredible, not held and untenable".
Our statement at @FreedomOfPress on the false charges laid by brazilís Bolsonaro regime against @GGreenwald for reporting the biggest corruption story in years -- corruption in the Justice Ministry itself! These charges are unbelievable, unsupported, and indefensible. pic.twitter.com/wGkC4JI2GB— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) January 21, 2020
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