Brazil: Two detained in gruesome murder of journalist

Posted on August 30, 2016 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime reported that two days after the head of Unesco demanded an investigation into the murder of a Brazilian journalist a second man was arrested for the crime.

Irina Bokova, Unesco’s director-general, condemned the killing of João Miranda do Carmo, saying: “I call on the authorities to investigate this crime and bring its perpetrators to justice so as to protect journalists’ ability to continue contributing to informed public debate.”

Do Carmo, who ran and edited a news website, SAD Sem Censura, in Santo Antônio do Descoberto in the central Brazilian state of Goiás, was shot 13 times on 24 July. Read Article

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