UK Official Secrets Act Proposals Take Cues From US Espionage Act Cases

The Dissenter, 9 February 2022.

"The United Kingdom’s right-wing dominated government is on course to greatly expand its ability to prosecute and jail whistleblowers and journalists through amendments to the country's Official Secrets Acts. 

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'The proposed changes to the Official Secrets Act are one of many ways in which the Conservative government is seeking to stifle dissent and elude accountability,' Chris Jones, the executive director of civil liberties watchdog Statewatch, told The Dissenter. 'While the government is yet to publish its response to the public consultation it launched last year, the direction of travel is clear: they want to introduce new, heavier penalties to discourage journalists and others from doing their work and acting in the public interest.'"

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