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Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Edinaldo Filgueira

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 20 December 2011
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Edinaldo Filgueira, 20 December 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f045aa013.html [accessed 15 September 2014]
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Jornal o Serrano
June 15, 2011, in Serra do Mel, Brazil

Filgueira, 36, was shot six times by three unidentified men on a motorcycle as he left his office on the evening of June 15, local journalists said. He was founder and director of the local newspaper Jornal o Serrano and regional director of the ruling Workers' Party. He died at the scene.

On July 2, police arrested five suspects who they said belonged to a gang of contract killers. Police also seized several weapons and large quantities of ammunition in the arrests.

According to local press reports, Filgueira had received death threats after he published a poll criticizing the performance of the local government. Federal police chief Marcelo Mosele told CPJ that investigators were focusing on Filgueira's journalistic work as the motive for the crime.

Medium:Print
Job:Editor, Publisher / Owner
Beats Covered:Politics
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
Impunity:Yes
Taken Captive:No
Tortured:No
Threatened:Yes
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