Gay Senator Claims to Have Received Death Threat After Questioning Moro

Senator Fabiano Contarato (Rede-ES) said to have received messages by WhatsApp after a confrontation in the Senate assessment session.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Senator Fabiano Contarato (Rede-ES) says that a few days ago he received an audio message via WhatsApp containing death threats. The sender identified himself and said he would be "stabbed."

Contarato filed a criminal complaint with the Federal Police and the Senate Legislative Police but did not ask for special protection. He also filed a suit in court on charges of insult and slander -- but did not reveal the individual's identity to the reporter.

The threats occurred after Contarato confronted minister Sérgio Moro in a Senate hearing on June 19th, according to the . . .

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