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Wikileaks falls out with human rights groups

Chris Williams
The Register [1]
Aug 10, 2010

Wikileaks faces criticism from human rights groups over its publishing of the names of intelligence sources in Afghanistan.

Organisations including Amnesty International wrote to the site’s spokesman Julian Assange urging better redaction of Secret files, both already public and planned to be released, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“We have seen the negative, sometimes deadly ramifications for those Afghans identified as working for or sympathising with international forces,” the groups wrote.

“We strongly urge your volunteers and staff to analyse all documents to ensure that those containing identifying information are taken down or redacted.”

The email to Assange was co-signed by the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict, Open Society Institute, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and the International Crisis Group.

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