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Thu Jan 24, 2019, 07:00 PM

Prominent gay congressman flees Brazil, citing death threats

Source: Reuters


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JAN 25, 2019

WASHINGTON - A prominent gay congressman in Brazil announced on Thursday that he was leaving his job and fleeing the country because of increased death threats made against him.

Jean Wyllys, the country’s first openly gay congressman, told the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper that he had left Brazil and was going to work in academia, with no plans to return home.

“Preserving a life under threat is also a strategy to fight for better days,” Wyllys wrote on Twitter with a link to the article.

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Wyllys, who was re-elected to a third term in parliament last October, had received numerous death threats in the past, but according to the report in Folha, these had intensified significantly since the killing last March of Wyllys’ close friend, Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman.

Read more: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/01/25/world/politics-diplomacy-world/prominent-gay-congressman-flees-brazil-citing-death-threats/#.XEpQ9VxKjIU

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Reply Prominent gay congressman flees Brazil, citing death threats (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 24 OP
Behind the Aegis Jan 25 #1
Dawson Leery Jan 25 #2
Doremus Jan 25 #3
LuvNewcastle Jan 27 #6
Initech Jan 25 #4
cgralow Jan 26 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 05:10 AM

1. Disgusting!

But, it's OK, it's just a gay person, so who really gives a fuck.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 02:34 PM

2. The Evangelical Taliban has similar plans for America too.

Which is why they must be considered an equal threat to the Jihadists, if not greater.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 03:10 PM

3. Exactly the reason we are better off with Pence right where he is and as far away

from the oval office as possible.

He is the religous right's wet dream.

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Response to Doremus (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 07:49 AM

6. I agree.

I hope Trump finishes his term. Pence would be even worse, maybe a lot worse.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2019, 09:47 PM

4. Death threats are a symptom of a very sick society.

Although not to point fingers, I think I know where this shit might be coming from *COUGH* Russia *COUGH*. Excuse me.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 07:26 PM

5. Sad what's happening to Brazil

It used to be a free, lively, accepting country.

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