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Privacy watchdog, Supreme Court clash

The opinion of the Prosecutor of the Supreme Court Isidoros Dogiakos, which provides that under the new law in force, the Independent Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) no longer has the power to inform citizens whether their communications have been intercepted for national security reasons, caused the sharp reaction of ADAE'S President Christos Rammos who stressed that "n

Brazil seeks arrest of Bolsonaro ally over Brasilia riots

Brazilian authorities seeking to punish the mob that stormed the halls of power in Brasilia issued arrest warrants Tuesday for two former senior officials, one of them a close ally of far right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro.

One of them is Anderson Torres, who used to be Bolsonaro's justice minister and lately served as security chief in the capital.

Privacy watchdog cannot investigate phone taps, says top court prosecutor

Recent legislative changes introduced in the wake of the phone-tapping scandal mean that the independent Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) no longer has the authority to respond to requests by citizens regarding whether they were put under surveillance for national security reasons, a Supreme Court prosecutor said in an opinion issued on Tuesday.

Lula slams far-right 'terrorism' as Brazil clears protest camps

Brazilian security forces cleared protest camps Monday and arrested 1,500 people as President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned "acts of terrorism" after a far-right mob stormed the seat of power, unleashing chaos on the capital.

Hundreds of soldiers and police mobilized to dismantle an improvised camp outside the army's headquarters in Brasilia.

Greece condemns anti-democratic riots in Brazil

Greece has condemned the "assault on democratic institutions" in Brazil Sunday after supporters of far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro invaded the country's Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Court.

"Deeply concerned and appalled by yesterday's assaults on democratic institutions in Brasilia," the Greek Foreign Ministry tweeted Monday.