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Brazilian journalist and politician shot to death
24 Jun 2011
BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

Journalist and political leader, Edinaldo Figueira, was shot to death on 15 June. He founded a Brazilian newspaper and was president of a branch of the Workers’ Party in Brazil’s northern state of Rio Grande do Norte. He also blogged regularly on local politics. It is rumoured Figueira’s killing is retribution for his recent blogpost critizing city officials.

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