Anger Over Controversial Indictment of Journalist Glenn Greenwald in Brazil

Greenwald and others complain of abuse of power by the public prosecutor's office. Former Minister of Justice sees freedom of the press and functioning of institutions in danger.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following the indictment of investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald for "cybercrime" and association with a criminal organization, judges and international press organizations have called on the Brazilian Prosecutor's Office to drop the charges. Greenwald as well as renowned attorneys speak of political retaliation for critical reporting and question the impartiality of the Brazilian judiciary.

In its indictment, the Brazilian Federal Prosecutor's Office (MPF) accuses Greenwald of having supported, encouraged and controlled a group of hackers in order to gain access to the cell phone of Prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol, the leading investigator in the Lava Jato . . .

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