Tag Archive for secrecy

Australian police raid home, offices of journalists over leaked info

Australian Federal Police raided the headquarters of Australian broadcast ABC News Wednesday, seeking files related to a 2017 expose of abuses by Australian forces in Afghanistan, including alleged killings of defenseless children. The search warrant named three ABC journalists and…

Switzerland’s highest court acquits banking whistleblower

Switzerland’s Federal High Court today confirmed a lower court ruling, finding that Rudolf Elmer did not violate Swiss banking secrecy laws when he revealed information about offshore banking tax avoidance schemes. Breaking bank secrecy is a criminal matter in Switzerland that…

Decision in Kaplan v. Conyers will have “profound” impact on federal government

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit released today its decision in the case of Kaplan v. Conyers (Case 11-3207).* As many feared, the court broadened executive power and discretion at the expense of civil service protections and due process…

Verdict in Bradley Manning trial to be announced Tuesday

The verdict in the trial of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning will be issued Tuesday at Fort Meade, Maryland, at 1 pm ET.  At Manning’s request, the decision rests with Judge Denise Lind, a U.S. Army Colonel. The trial concluded Friday…

Defense rests in Bradley Manning trial

The defense portion of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning’s trial concluded on Wednesday after three days of testimony from a total of ten witnesses. One of the witnesses, Colonel Morris Davis, the former chief military prosecutor at Guantánamo appeared this morning on Democracy…

Snowden asks Hong Kong to “decide my fate”

The South China Morning Posts reports today that Edward Snowden said last night that he wants to remain in Hong Kong and let the courts and people there “decide my fate.” This is the first the world has heard from…