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Switzerland: Journalists who published fax on secret CIA prisons acquitted by court martial

On 17 April, a military court acquitted three journalists accused of revealing military secrets for publishing in the SonntagsBlick newspaper a fax from the Egyptian Government intercepted by the Swiss intelligence agency. The fax contained information alleging the existence of secret CIA prisons in Europe. The prosecution had requested a fine of nearly 40’000 Swiss […]

Switzerland: Military tribunal to try journalists for publishing a fax on CIA secret prisons

On 6 February, a military tribunal indicted three journalists from the Swiss weekly newspaper SonntagsBlick for publishing a document allegedly proving the existence of secret CIA prisons in Europe. Last year, the three journalists published a fax from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to its London embassy intercepted by a Swiss military intelligence agency. […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, mission to Switzerland, A/HRC/4/19/Add.2, January 30, 2007

87. The Special Rapporteur therefore recommends that the Government make available the appropriate means, mechanisms and institutions to implement this political will (…) At the institutional level, the Special Rapporteur recommends two measures: (…) In order to ensure a holistic approach that takes account of common underlying sources and of the link between all forms […]