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ADVISORY: SENATE FULL COMMITTEE HEARING ON FEDERAL WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION

June 10, 2015

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June 10, 2015

SENATE FULL COMMITTEE HEARING ON FEDERAL WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing to Include GAP’s Legal Director Tom Devine

Diplomats Subvert a UN Proposal to Investigate Sexual Abuse of African Children

June 04, 2015

Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s Statement Offers no Protection for Victims of Sexual Abuse or the Whistleblowers who report it

(WASHINGTON) – Observers at the United Nations reported today to the Government Accountability Project (GAP) that Ban Ki-Moon has just announced an inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse against children in the Central African Republic (CAR).  The alleged perpetrators were French troops, deployed under UN Security Council resolution 2127.

PATRIOT ACT EXPIRES

June 01, 2015

GAP WHISTLEBLOWERS PLAY CRITICAL ROLE IN BRINING DEBATE TO FOREFRONT OF NATIONAL DISCUSSION

Nation’s Leading Whistleblower Protection and Advocacy Organization Speaks out on Jeffrey Sterling Sentence

May 12, 2015

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 Quote from GAP's National Security & Human Rights Director, Jesselyn Radack

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to 42 months in prison after being convicted of exposing a botched CIA operation to the American people, in which the agency negligently slipped Iran working plans to build a nuclear weapon.

Government Accountability Project Statement on 2nd Circuit’s Ruling That NSA's Bulk Phone Metadata Collection Is Illegal

May 07, 2015

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(WASHINGTON) – Today, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in ACLU v. Clapper that the NSA’s bulk phone metadata surveillance program is illegal because it exceeds the authority granted in the PATRIOT ACT. This ruling represents a major step in repealing the surveillance state and offers vindication for GAP clients such as Bill Binney, Thomas Drake, and Edward Snowden, who scarified so much to blow the whistle on flagrant abuses of power.

Whistleblower Transferred from Geneva to Fiji in Retaliation for Disclosure of Misconduct

May 07, 2015

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(WASHINGTON) – Miranda Brown, a senior official at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva and a whistleblower, is to be involuntarily transferred by May 13th to Suva, Fiji, one of the farthest duty stations from Geneva. Brown was removed from her position at the OHCHR in December 2014, and subsequently transferred to Fiji, amidst rumors that her post there would soon be abolished or transferred to some unknown location.

Gen. Petraeus Sentence “Slap on the Wrist” that Highlights Gross Double Standard in Application of Justice

April 24, 2015

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Attorney for Snowden, Kiriakou and Drake Comments on Gen. Petraeus Sentence

(WASHIGNTON) – Yesterday, Gen. David Petraeus was sentenced to two years probation and a $100,000 fine after illegally disclosing classified information to his mistress, including code-word information, detailed discussions with the President, and the names of covert operatives. He additionally lied to the FBI about his disclosures.

In regard to Gen. Petraeus’ sentence, GAP’s Jesselyn Radack stated:

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