US Air Force Threatens Family Members with Prosecution for Reading Wikileaks
The US Air Force legal office is warning that anyone in the Air Force, and even their family members, could be prosecuted for reading any documents leaked by the whistle blowing website Wikileaks, Raw Story reports.
“Classified information does not automatically become declassified as a result of unauthorized disclosure, and accessing the WikiLeaks site would introduce potentially classified information on unclassified networks,” the Air Force Material Command stated.
Air Force members are prohibited from accessing Wikileaks, even on their personal computers at home. The Air Force legal office threatened that “if a family member of an Air Force employee accesses WikiLeaks on a home computer, the family member may be subject to prosecution for espionage under U.S. Code Title 18 Section 793.”
The Air Force has already blocked access to the whistle blowing website founded by Julian Assange. Not only is the Wikileaks site itself blocked, but so are sites like the New York Times and Britain’s Guardian, both of which published many classified US government documents.
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