Knight Center
Knight Center


Police invade newspaper offices in Brazil to stop release of voter poll

On Aug. 29, federal police agents invaded the offices of the newspaper Correio do Estado in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul to stop the release of the Aug. 30 edition of the newspaper that included the results of an voter poll, reported the Brazilian Press Association (ABI in Portuguese). The survey was not to be published since it had not been finalized.

Under the orders of Judge Elisabeth Rosa Baisch, three court officials went to the headquarters of the newspaper with two injunctions prohibiting the release of a voter poll for the Campo Grande mayoral election, and ordered the newspaper's executive editor to sign the documents, reported the website Consultor Jurídico. The judge's injunctions were requested by mayoral candidates Reinaldo Azambuja and Alcides Bernal.

On the evening of Aug. 30, police agents were at the publication's offices demanding to see all the pages of the newspaper, reported Correio do Estado.

ABI considered the action a "grave violation of constitutional provisions" and sent a statement to Minister of Justice José Eduardo Cardozo requesting an inquiry, reported the website Terra.

Federal police denied their actions constituted an invasion, affirming they were following the electoral court's orders, according to the website Mídia Max.

No comments

Add your comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.


Please Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter Below!

Full Name

Email *
Select the lists you wish to subscribe to
Boletim Semanal (Português)

Boletín semanal (Español)

Weekly Newsletter (English)
email marketing
by activecampaign


Recent comments