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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. They could face up to five years in prison for violating “defence secrecy”. The hearings are expected to start in April.

Press Article (German)