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Ex-CIA Officer Sentenced to 30 Months for Torture Leak

A federal judge in Virginia has accepted the plea agreement of former CIA agent John Kiriakou and sentenced him to 30 months in prison for leaking the name of a CIA operative who participated in the waterboarding of al Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah to a free-lance journalist in an e-mail. The journalist then disclosed the operative's name to a researcher for a defense lawyer representing some of the Guantanamo detainees, who used the name in a sealed pleading, prompting an investigation.

The name was not disclosed publicly at the time, but it appeared on an obscure Web site in October.

As part of the agreement, the Government dropped charges against Kiriakou related to another alleged disclosure. [More...]

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