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Brazil - “Police abuses against journalists during Pope's visit must be punished”

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders calls on Rio de Janeiro state governor Sérgio Cabral and Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes to deploy all appropriate resources to investigate police abuses against journalists during protests on 22 July against the public funds spent on Pope Francis' visit. The worst case of violence involved Yasuyoshi Chiba, a Japanese photographer working for Agence France-Presse, who sustained serious facial injuries from a military policeman's baton blows. Reporters Without (...)

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