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Greenwald harassment a worrying sign for press freedoms in Brazil

Greenwald harassment a worrying sign for press freedoms in Brazil

Earlier this week, right-wing blog O Antagonista published a shocking post that went almost unnoticed. It stated that the Federal Police—which operates under the wing of Justice Minister Sergio Moro—requested that money laundering enforcement agency Coaf scrutinize Glenn Greenwald’s financial records. If true—which Mr. Moro has chosen neither to confirm nor deny—it would be an appalling attack on free speech.

Mr. Greenwald is the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist ahead of news website The Intercept. For the past month, the site’s Brazilian desk has been publishing leaked phone messages exchanged between Mr. Moro and Operation Car Wash prosecutors, from back when...

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