Brazil president defends threatened journalist

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is issuing a defense of a Brazilian journalist who says she has received rape threats after launching a campaign against rape on her Facebook page.

Rousseff sent a Twitter post Monday saying that journalist "Nana Queiroz deserves all my solidarity and respect." She adds that "No woman deserves to be a victim of violence, whether it be physical or in the form of intimidation."

Queiroz launched her campaign after a recent government poll showed that 65 percent of those questioned said that women who wear revealing clothing deserve to be raped.

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