US journalist Glenn Greenwald is charged with cybercrimes in Brazil

Mail Online | 1/21/2020 | Reuters
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American journalist Glenn Greenwald has been charged with cybercrimes in Brazil for allegedly helping a group of hackers intercept the phone calls of the country's Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, when he was a judge presiding over a corruption case.

Greenwald's website, The Intercept, published damaging conversations between Moro and prosecutors in the Car Wash investigation that showed the judge advising them in the case against now jailed former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

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Greenwald was charged with criminal association with a group of six people who face charges of hacking the telephones of Brazilian officials as well as bank fraud and money laundering.

Greenwald has said the Car Wash investigators' conversations were leaked to The Intercept after they had been hacked.

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'We will not be intimidated by these tyrannical attempts to silence journalists,' Greenwald said in a statement in which he said the government of Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro does not respect basic press freedoms.

But the federal prosecutors said in a statement that an audio found on the seized laptop of one of the...
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