June 16, 2019
Politics

Brazilian lawmaker threatens Glenn Greenwald with deportation over leaks

After publishing a series of exposés revealing that Brazilian prosecutors conspired against former President Lula de Silvas election bid last year, the Intercepts Glenn Greenwald has been threatened with deportation from Brazil.

Parliamentarian and member of the ruling Social Liberal (PSL) party Carlos Jordy tweeted out the thinly-veiled threat on Thursday in a string of messages.

“You can not confront our institutions and authorities, committing crimes against national security and not imagine that [you] can be criminally punished and DEPORTED,” the lawmaker said, adding “your case is already being investigated.”

3 – Independente do seu comparecimento ao Congresso, seu caso já está sendo investigado na justiça. Senhor @ggreenwald, não pense que você é um imortal acima do bem e do mal. Você praticou ativismo jornalístico através de um ato criminoso, o que lhe faz cúmplice.

— Carlos Jordy (@carlosjordy) June 13, 2019

4 – Respeite o País que o recebeu, você não pode afrontar nossas instituições e autoridades, cometendo crimes contra a segurança nacional e não imaginar que pode ser punido criminalmente e DEPORTADO.

— Carlos Jordy (@carlosjordy) June 13, 2019

Greenwald replied to the threat Friday afternoon with a Twitter thread of his own, denouncing Jordys warning and suggesting he had no plans to leave the country anytime soon.

Democracies do not deport journalists for doing journalism.

“I have been living in Brazil since 2005. I have been married for 14 years with a Brazilian and adopted 2 Brazilian children,” Greenwald said. “I invested my life in the future of Brazil.”

Greenwalds husband David Miranda, is an opposition lawmaker.

Eu moro no Brasil desde 2005. Sou casado 14 anos com um brasileiro e adotamos 2 crianças brasileiras (11.000 crianças brasileiras sem pais permanecem em abrigos). Criamos uma ONG aqui para pessoas na situação na rua e animais abandonados Eu investi minha vida no futuro do Brasil. pic.twitter.com/oV3I7Ez8gb

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 14, 2019

Since the publication of the series in the Intercept, Greenwald said he and his family have also received “grotesque” threats of violence from private citizens in Brazil, presumably supporters of the PSL and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

While Greenwald told AFP that he expected to generate animosity and threats for reporting “on very powerful figures who are part ofRead More – Source

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