Political journalist threatened at gunpoint in Brazil

Two days after the killing of a Brazilian political journalist in the state of Río de Janeiro, Brazilian reporter Jorge Estevão received a death threat from an unknown person who pointed a gun at him early in the morning of Saturday, Feb. 11, in Cuiabá, the capital city of the state of Mato Grosso, reported HiperNotícias.

Estevão, the head editor of HiperNoticias, parked his car in order to use the phone and saw a vehicle approaching. An unidentified man got out of the car and drew a pistol, saying "I'm going to kill you," explained the site Prosa e Político. The man also warned the journalist that he was invading his territory.

The journalist filed a complaint with civil judiciary police in Mato Grosso.

The news site HiperNotícias also said that it would give a copy of the complaint to the Journalists Union of Mato Grosso, to the Public Safety secretary, and to the governor's office. "We're asking them all for protection for the press of Mato Grosso, which still is crying for the killing of journalist Auro Ida," the publication said. "Don't let there be another victim in less than a year."