Glenn Greenwald Charged With Cybercrimes in Brazil
|Nick||Jan 21, 2020|
After The Intercept Brasil began publishing articles based on the leaked cellphone chats last June, Mr. Greenwald became a deeply polarizing figure in Brazil’s bitter political divide.
The articles raised questions about the integrity, professionalism and motives of key members of Brazil’s justice system — particularly of figures directly involved in the investigation of a vast corruption scheme that resulted in the imprisonment of powerful business and political figures.
Among the revelations in the articles, for instance, were chats in which Sérgio Moro, a former federal judge who handled the prosecution of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in 2017, provided strategic guidance to prosecutors, in violation of legal and ethical norms. Mr. Moro is now Brazil’s justice minister.
I’ve followed Glenn since his editorial post at Salon years ago. Politically, I rarely see eye-to-eye with him these days, but he’s an incredibly important voice in Brazil and his life is likely in danger. This is life under authoritarian rule.