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The UK considers tougher prison sentences for whistleblowers (Endgadget)
13 Feb 2017
BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

The UK government is considering new proposals that would drastically increase prison sentences for individuals and journalists found guilty of obtaining or sharing state secrets. In a bid to modernize the Official Secrets Acts, a new espionage-focused law could lead to sentences of up to 14 years, which currently sits at two years and an unlimited fine, for coming into contact with “sensitive information,” whether they’ve acquired it or have been passed it in secret. Read the full article

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