September 2012 Intelligence News
- German spy service paints bleak picture of Afghan war IRNA 30 Sep 2012 -- Germany's foreign intelligence agency BND painted a bleak scenario of the Afghan war, warning of even more insurgent attacks against western troops deployed in the war-stricken country, the Hamburg-based weekly Spiegel reported Sunday.
- Assange Compares Embassy Hideout to Space Station RIA Novosti 30 Sep 2012 -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sheltering inside Ecuador's embassy in London demonstrated his living and working conditions to journalists, The Daily Mail reported on Sunday.
- Report: Surge in U.S. Gov't Electronic Surveillance RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2012 -- U.S. law enforcement surveillance of emails, text messages and phone calls are at an all-time high, according to government documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union.
- Germany Charges Russian 'Spymaster Couple' RIA Novosti 28 Sep 2012 -- German prosecutors pressed formal charges against a local couple accused of running a Russian spy network for more than 20 years, media reported on Friday.
- Germany Says Couple Spied For Russia RFE/RL 27 Sep 2012 -- German prosecutors have filed espionage charges against a married couple accused of spying for Russia.
- Russian Court Upholds Sutyagin Spying Sentence RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2012 -- The Russian Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the 15-year sentence handed down to Igor Sutyagin, a former disarmament researcher, who was convicted of espionage on behalf of the USA in 2004 but later pardoned.
- Morocco must do more to eradicate torture, says UN rights expert UN News Centre 24 Sep 2012 -- While a culture of human rights is emerging in Morocco, the authorities must do more to eradicate torture and ill-treatment, says an independent United Nations human rights expert.
- Italian Court Upholds Abduction Convictions Of 23 CIA Agents RFE/RL 20 Sep 2012 -- Italy's highest court has upheld the convictions in absentia of 23 CIA agents convicted in connection with the 2003 abduction and extralegal extradition of an Egyptian terror suspect in Milan.
- Italian Court Upholds CIA Rendition Sentences RIA Novosti 19 Sep 2012 -- Italy’s highest appeals court upheld on Wednesday the convictions against 23 CIA agents involved in kidnapping a terror suspect in 2003.
- ISR chief stresses importance of turning data into information AFNS 18 Sep 2012 -- DCGS collects information from many layers, ranging from space sensors to air platforms, cyber networks and other sources.
- Intelligence collaboration focus of net-centric operations conference AFNS 12 Sep 2012 -- The 10th annual Net-Centric Operations conference held here Sept. 10 featured a diverse array of speakers who extolled the value of collaboration in acquiring, supporting and operating intelligence-gathering systems and cyber tools.
- UN human rights expert condemns use of torture for confessions in Egyptian court UN News Centre 12 Sep 2012 -- The Government of Egypt must quickly investigate allegations of torture in its courts and discontinue the trials of those whose testimonies were obtained under duress, an independent United Nations expert urged today.
- Evidence of US Waterboarding Discovered VOA 06 Sep 2012 -- A human rights group says it has uncovered new evidence that U.S. personnel used torture, including waterboarding, while interrogating Libyan Islamists during the Bush administration.
- Pakistan Expels CIA-Linked Charity's Foreign Staff VOA 06 Sep 2012 -- Pakistan has ordered Save the Children's foreign staff members to leave the country.
- Pakistan Expels 'Save The Children' Foreign Staff RFE/RL 06 Sep 2012 -- Pakistani authorities have expelled foreign staff of the Save The Children aid group, apparently in connection with government suspicion about U.S. spy links.
- Iran Releases Azerbaijani Poets Accused Of Spying RFE/RL 05 Sep 2012 -- Iran has released two Azerbaijani poets who were arrested in May for alleged espionage.
- Concerns Persist Over Ex-SEAL’s bin Laden Raid Book AFPS 04 Sep 2012 -- Defense Department officials continue to weigh their legal options against a former Navy SEAL who may have revealed classified information in a book he wrote about the Osama bin Laden raid.
- Pentagon Says Bin Laden Raid Book Contains Secrets RFE/RL 04 Sep 2012 -- A Pentagon official says that a former Navy SEAL's insider account of the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011 contains classified information.
- Iran Frees Two Azeri ‘Spies’ RIA Novosti 04 Sep 2012 -- Tehran has released the two Azeri nationals who were arrested in May on espionage charges, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said.
- New Unmanned Air System Training School Welcomes Marines USMC News 04 Sep 2012 -- Future Unmanned Air System (UAS) operators now have access to a new training and logistics activity in Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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