Brazilian anti-corruption radio DJ shot dead live on air

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Dead: Gleydson Carvalho
Dead: Gleydson Carvalho

[Telegraph] – Two gunmen have burst into a Brazilian radio studio and shot a presenter dead during his lunchtime show. Gleydson Carvalho paid the price for his anti-corruption campaign on Radio Liberdade FM in Camocin, in north east Brazil.

The gunmen forced their way into the studio overpowering a receptionist and then forcing a sound engineer to cower underneath a table. Mr Carvalho was shot three times in the head and twice in the chest.

He died en-route to hospital, while his killers made their escape on a motorbike.

“They came to the station’s facility and said that they had to make an announcement,” Herbert Silva, a local police chief, said of the killers. He added that the culprits have been identified.

“We’re going to find them soon because they don’t have water, money, food and they are in a region with a lot of sun, rocks – almost a desert.”

Mr Carvalho was well known for his long-standing campaign against government corruption. According to one friend he would even receive threats while on the air. But various news sources in Brazil said he discounted them.

7 COMMENTS

  1. SHOCKING! So many people use the gun to solve problems. Condolences to the relatives, friends and colleagues of this Brazilian HERO.

  2. He was a one-man protestor of government corruption: Courtney Crum-Ewing!
    Gun men shot him 3 times in the head and 2 times in the chest: Courtney Crum-Ewing!
    The police know the gun men: Courtney Crum-Ewing!

    Thanks for the similarities, INews!

  3. RIP brother. He died for what he believed in. Guyana was fortunate to have been blessed with some of these heroes. When boldly standing up for what is right the ultimate price is demanded at times.The perpetrators are cowards who does not have enough backbone to stand for anything which is why it is so easy for them to stoop lower than slugs.

    • It does the fact Courtney was murdered for speaking out against the PPP he lost his life, this seems to be the way bullies are trying to control people’s voices against corruption and wrong doings. That was pretty extreme to walk in a radio STATION with guns killing the one brave person using his voice to bring attention to wrong doings of the people they elect to improvement their country. RIP Mr CARVALHO.

      Now that Kaka is not far fetch… so I wish you would rethink your words!!

    • Yes it does! He is not Only a neighbor but more Importantly he is a member of the HUMAN RACE. Only strangers to the race would find it diffucult in making the connection.

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