Attorney general of Minas Gerais in Brazil files criminal defamation complaint against journalist

  • Source: CPJ
  • February 24, 2022

"Authorities in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state should not pursue criminal defamation charges against journalist Thiago Herdy, and should refrain from criminally investigating journalists in retaliation for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday.

On February 16, Minas Gerais state Attorney General Jarbas Soares Júnior filed a criminal complaint and a civil lawsuit against Herdy, according to the journalist, who spoke to CPJ in a phone interview, a statement by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji), and court documents that CPJ reviewed."


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