Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Wednesday decided by 10 votes against one to sentence Congressman Daniel Silveira to eight years and nine months in prison for attacking democratic institutions and posting insults against the magistrates on social media.
A suspect in the 2018 assassination of an outspoken Afro-Brazilian member of Rio de Janeiro's city council was shot dead on Sunday after he fired on police sent to arrest him, Brazilian authorities said.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday deplored a TV network’s report linking him with a former police officer accused of killing a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman and threatened to cancel the broadcaster’s license.
Two former police officers were indicted on Friday on charges of killing Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, and will face trial in a crime that shocked Brazilians and human rights activists around the world.
Apparent links between Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro and two suspects arrested over the murder of rights activist Marielle Franco are believed to be a coincidence, police said on Tuesday, as the President faced scrutiny over the connections.
Documents about the killing of black rights activist Marielle Franco have been banned from being broadcast by a Brazilian judge at the request of Rio's prosecutor and the Civil Police, who are in charge of the Franco investigation.
Brazilian authorities said on Thursday they were investigating an alleged attempt to obstruct their investigation into the execution-style killing of an outspoken Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and her driver earlier this year.
Shadowy criminal gangs operating in Rio de Janeiro are the chief suspects in last month's murder of Marielle Franco, a prominent black rights activist and city councilor, a government minister said on Monday.
Brazilian Judge Jorge Jansen Counago Novelle on Wednesday gave the US-based social media giant Facebook 24 hours to remove fake news posted about slain black rights' activist Marielle Franco.
Journalists and radio broadcasters at Empresa Brasileira de Comunicação (Brazil Communication Company, or EBC), a federal public agency, protested on March 20 against direction given by company managers to reduce coverage of the murders of Marielle Franco, a city councilor for Rio de Janeiro, and her driver Anderson Gomes, both killed in a March 4 shooting.