Brazilian cartoonist faces death threats

Carlos Latuff says pro-police activists on social media threaten to kill him over comments he made against officers.

    Carlos Latuff, a Brazilian satirical cartoonist says he fears he may be assassinated or disappeared after two pro-police Facebook pages encouraged members to harass and kill him.

    This comes after Latuff made provocative statements on his own Facebook page praising a Brazilian boy for killing his parents, both of whom were police officers.

    Latuff, who is of Lebanese descent, is no stranger to controversy and his work has dealt with Israel, Palestine, and Egypt, as well as with police brutality in Brazil.

    Al Jazeera spoke to Latuff.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.