Santiago Ilídio Andrade

10 February 2014

The cameraman who worked for the Bandeirantes television network was declared brain dead by doctors, according to media reports. He had been in a coma after being hit in the head by an explosive device last week while filming clashes between protesters and police in Rio de Janeiro.

Reports added that police arrested a protester in connection with the incident, who admitted to holding the explosive device, but denied throwing it.

Read the IFJ full statement here