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Abraji calls for a rigorous investigation into the attack suffered by reporter Gabriel Luiz in Brasilia, Brazil

  • Source: Abraji
  • April 18, 2022

"The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) expresses its concern over the serious violence suffered by reporter Gabriel Luiz, from TV Globo, on Thursday night, April 14, when he was attacked by two men. According to the first video analysis of the scene of the events, they followed him at a distance. The criminals stabbed him several stab times and fled.

Gabriel Luiz, 28, is hospitalized at the Brasília Base Hospital [...] It is important to highlight two points: the violence exerted against the victim and the place where the crime occurred, a low-crime area.

Abraji repudiates the violence committed against the journalist and calls for rigor on the part of the authorities of the Federal District in the investigation of the incident. Special attention should be paid to the possibility that the crime may have occurred as a result of the practice of his profession. Gabriel Luiz has a track-record of doing investigative journalism."

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