Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Brazil blogger known for reporting on corruption found decapitated

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Florida
    Last Seen
    01-13-17 @ 09:30 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    3,237

    Brazil blogger known for reporting on corruption found decapitated

    I think we can rule out suicide for this one.

    Brazil blogger known for reporting on corruption found decapitated | World news | The Guardian

    The decapitated body of a Brazilian blogger known for denouncing corrupt politicians has been found in a rural zone in south-eastern Minas Gerais state, police said on Wednesday. Evany José Metzker, 67, was reported missing five days before his body was found near the town of Padre Paraíso in one of Brazil’s poorest regions. “His hands were tied behind his back and his body showed signs of torture,” a police press officer said, adding that the murder was apparently motivated by Metzker’s recent investigations into child prostitution and drug trafficking. Metzker’s credit cards, a cheque book and his ID card were found near his body.

    The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to be quoted by name. He said police were also looking into the possibility that the murder was a crime of passion. He would not elaborate. “It was a barbaric crime that has shocked Minas Gerais and all of Brazil,” Kerison Lopes, president of the Minas Gerais Journalists Union said. “He was decapitated, scalped and tortured.” “There is a climate of terror in the region that intimidates reporters from doing their job,” he said, adding that Metzker often received death threats. Carlos Lauria, the senior Americas programme coordinator of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said that at least 14 Brazilian journalists have been killed since 2011 “in retaliation for their work, making Brazil a very dangerous country for journalists”. “Lethal violence against the Brazilian press is on the rise, impeding journalists from reporting critically on what is going on,” he said. “The level of violence [against journalists] in Brazil is unacceptably high.”

  2. #2
    Sage
    clownboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    08-17-16 @ 09:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    26,087

    Re: Brazil blogger known for reporting on corruption found decapitated

    I feel for his family and admire his courage, but really, isn't this old news? I can't remember a time in my life when Brazil wasn't known as a dangerous place to call out corruption.

  3. #3
    A sinister place...
    OrphanSlug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Atlanta
    Last Seen
    06-30-17 @ 11:54 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    10,860

    Re: Brazil blogger known for reporting on corruption found decapitated

    Unfortunate, and I bet we never find out much about whom is really responsible.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

  4. #4
    Sage

    Mason66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:16 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    17,745

    Re: Brazil blogger known for reporting on corruption found decapitated

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I feel for his family and admire his courage, but really, isn't this old news? I can't remember a time in my life when Brazil wasn't known as a dangerous place to call out corruption.
    That is exactly what I thought.

    In Brazil and where I am in Mexico, beheadings are quite common.

    We keep hearing about consequences for actions. Well In Brazil, this is the consequence for doing what he was doing.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •