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Ecuadorian president warns of possible ‘CIA attack’ before elections

Ecuadorian president warns of possible ‘CIA attack’ before elections

By RT. Published: 06 January, 2013, 15:31 Edited: 07 January, 2013, 12:44 Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has said the CIA may try to kill him prior to upcoming elections. Citing reports of a plot to “destabilize the region,” Correa said the threats were “credible,” given the history of US involvement in Latin America. Correa alluded to reports by Chilean journalist Patricio Mery Bell, who allegedly passed on information to the...

 
 

Wikileaks documents used in courts: The case of Khaled El-Masri

Article published on Huffington post by Angela Charlton onDecember13th,2012 under the title: Khaled El-Masri, German Allegedly Kidnapped By CIA In Afghanistan, Wins Case   PARIS — A European court issued a landmark ruling Thursday that condemned the CIA’s “extraordinary renditions” programs and bolstered those who say they were illegally kidnapped and tortured as part of an overzealous war on terrorism. The European Court of Human Rights ruled that a German...

 
 

NYTimes : Inquiry Into U.S. Leaks Is Casting Chill Over Coverage

F.B.I. agents on a hunt for leakers have interviewed current and former high-level government officials from multiple agencies in recent weeks, casting a distinct chill over press coverage of national security issues as agencies decline routine interview requests and refuse to provide background briefings. The criminal investigation, which has reached into the White House, the Pentagon, the National Security Agency and the C.I.A., appears to be the most sweeping inquiry...

 
 

Once Again, The Obama Administration Vindictively Charges A Whistleblower As Being A Spy

This is getting ridiculous. When President Obama was campaigning and even when he first took office, he claimed that it was a priority to support whistleblowing activities. And yet, as President, he has been ridiculously aggressive in pushing vindictive criminal lawsuits against whistleblowers — often by abusing the Espionage Act. The Espionage Act is supposed to be used against spies. But the Obama Justice Department has used it over and...

 
 

CIA secret prison in Poland: Leaders break their silence

After many revelations and political statements, Polish leaders have come closer than ever to acknowledging that the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ran a secret interrogation facility for terror suspects in 2002 and 2003 in the Eastern European country, according to the Associated Press. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Thursday that his country has become the “political victim” of leaks from US officials that brought to light aspects...

 
 

This Week in the Press: 26 January – 1 February, 2012

This Week in the Press: 26 January – 1 February, 2012

Cables show NASDAQ evicted Chinese broadcasting company following pressure by China over Falun Gong coverage. Danish government failed to investigate CIA rendition flights. US imposed stringent confidentiality for ACTA agreement. US influences in Armenia and Malta for enforcing Iran sanctions. More on Human Rights Watch and the 2006 coup in Thailand. Tens of thousands of Dominican Republic workers exported, many victims of human trafficking. Court case over a EUR 500...