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View Diary: Your Government Got The Assurances, Julian Assange. Now Get Out Of The Embassy. (182 comments)

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  •  In whose opinion and when? (0+ / 0-)

    And how the they arrive at that conclusion?

    The EU issued a 2009 report that called the United States an example for the world in protecting whistleblowers.  It wasn't then and it certainly isn't now, particularly where federal government whistleblowers are concerned. Either the federal employee has no protection (like CIA) or they have a 1-2% chance of winning in the kangaroo courts set up for them (according to organizations like the National Whistleblower Center that really knows this area of law). If a report only looks at the laws on paper and does not examine the actual outcomes, it can be quite misleading.

    Speak the truth, but ride a fast horse.

    by Deep Harm on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 04:51:36 AM PDT

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      The EU issued a 2009 report that called the United States an example for the world in protecting whistleblowers.
      Not sure what document you're referring to, but in general, EU states have sucky whistleblower protections, if any.

      Of course we're not talking about anyone blowing the whistle on anyone here.  We're talking about someone accused of rape avoiding trial by hiding in an embassy.

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