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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 francs arguing that the journalists compromised the country’s intelligence-gathering operations.

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