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CIA whistleblower charged for leaking torture secrets

Posted By admin On January 24, 2012 @ 5:17 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
January 24, 2012

A former CIA official who publicly confirmed the waterboarding of top Al-Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah was charged Monday with leaking classified information to journalists, including the identities of two CIA officers.

John Kiriakou, who served with the CIA between 1990 and 2004, was charged with violating a law that makes it illegal to disclose the identity of a covert officer, leaking classified information and lying to a CIA publications review board, the department said.

He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

“Safeguarding classified information, including the identities of CIA officers involved in sensitive operations, is critical to keeping our intelligence officers safe and protecting our national security,” Attorney General Eric Holder said.

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[1] AFP: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/23/cia-whistleblower-charged-for-leaking-torture-secrets/

[2] Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years for Leaking Classified Documents: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bradley-manning-sentenced-to-35-years-for-leaking-classified-documents.html

[3] ‘The Pentagon is spying on us,’ claims whistleblower website Wikileaks after leaking top secret documents: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-pentagon-is-spying-on-us-claims-whistleblower-website-wikileaks-after-leaking-top-secret-documents.html

[4] NSA whistleblower sentenced to one year’s probation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nsa-whistleblower-sentenced-to-one-year%e2%80%99s-probation.html

[5] Obama administration indicts another whistleblower: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-administration-indicts-another-whistleblower.html

[6] White House denies leaking classified info for bin Laden raid film: http://www.prisonplanet.com/white-house-denies-leaking-classified-info-for-bin-laden-raid-film.html

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