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Freedom of expression and cybercrime case controversy in Brazilian court

Saturday, February 8th 2020 - 11:29 UTC
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A Brazilian judge indicted six people accused of hacking the phones of prosecutors in the country’s biggest corruption case on Thursday but held off “for now” on accepting cybercrimes charges against U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald. Read full article

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  • Terence Hill

    ”Brazil: judge dismisses cybercrimes accusations against Glenn Greenwald
    A Brazilian judge has rejected charges against the US journalist Glenn Greenwald stemming from his role in producing a series of damaging political exposés involving the celebrity justice minister of Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro.
    While the judge rejected the charges against Greenwald, he did accept charges against six alleged hackers who were allegedly responsible for leaking the messages to the Rio de Janeiro-based journalist.
    “Mr Greenwald’s articles did what a free press is supposed to do: they revealed a painful truth about those in power,” said an editorial in the New York Times. “Sadly, assailing a free and critical press has become a cornerstone of the new breed of illiberal leaders in Brazil.”
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/06/glenn-greenwald-brazil-judge-cybercrimes-dissmissed

    Feb 09th, 2020 - 12:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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