After Exposing 'Corrupted' Brazilian Government, Journalist Glenn Greenwald Faces Deportation Warning and Death Threats

September 13, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Journalist Glenn Greenwald and his family are receiving death threats over reporting from The Intercept on Brazilian corruption. 

The “grotesque” threats came days after Greenwald and his colleagues published leaked chats from government officials that appear to show justice minister Sérgio Moro was involved in a plot to keep former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, known as Lula, from entering the country’s 2018 presidential race. The reporting has already caused controversy in Brazil and forced Moro to answer difficult questions from the public. 

In addition to physical harm, Greenwald, who is American but lived in Brazil for many years, says powerful members of the Brazilian government are also threatening to have him deported because of his journalism.

Greenwald’s husband, David Miranda, is a member of the Socialism and Liberty Party, and was elected to Brazil’s National Congress last year.

In comments to AFP, Greenwald said his family would not be intimidated by the threats and would not leave Brazil. 

“We have taken all the measures that we feel like we should take for our legal and physical security,” said Greenwald. “After that you have to go about and do your work.”

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