The leader of the Liberal Initiative (IL), João Cotrim de Figueiredo, expresses disbelief with the case of the two journalists who were investigated by the PSP at the request of a prosecutor, within the scope of the e-mole process, and demands that responsibilities be imputed,
“Journalists were unlawfully monitored by the police at the behest of a DIAP Prosecutor (photographed, searched messages, violated secrets). Is this a democracy? Where is the freedom of the press?” Asked João Cotrim de Figueiredo in a post on Twitter.
For the Liberal deputy, it is demanded that “immediate responsibilities” be determined and that “Justice acts” in this case.
At stake are the cases of two journalists, who were investigating the e-mole case, and who were monitored by the authorities at the request of prosecutor Andrea Marques, of the Department of Investigation and Criminal Action (DIAP).
According to the magazine “Saturday “, journalists Carlos Rodrigues Lima and Henrique Machado were the target of police surveillance, as they allegedly had access to secret information from a PJ coordinator, giving rise to a request to that effect by 3 April 2018.
However, the public prosecutor said in a statement this Wednesday that no illegality was committed and that the surveillance carried out on the two reporters did not require the authorization of the investigating judge. The President of the Portuguese Bar Association, Luís Menezes Leitão, rejects, however, this thesis.
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