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China passes new counter-espionage law to strengthen national security
November 2, 2014
The National People's Congress of China on Saturday passed a new counter-espionage law in an effort to strengthen national security. State media reported that the new law will allow authorities to seal or seize any items or other properties linked to any acts of espionage. The enforcement of the law....... [more]

North Korea court sentences American to six years of hard labor
September 14, 2014
The Supreme Court of North Korea on Sunday sentenced an American man to six years of hard labor for committing "hostile acts" against the country. The court convicted 24-year-old California resident Matthew Todd Miller of entering the country on April 10th illegally to commit espionage, a charge tha....... [more]

Federal appeals court questions NSA surveillance efforts
September 3, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday heard oral arguments about the National Security Agency (NSA) practice of collecting millions of Americans' phone records. The three-judge panel criticized the spy program, which was revealed more than a year ago. The lawsuit was brought by t....... [more]

Former Yugoslav spy chief charged with 1983 murder of dissident
August 13, 2014
German federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged Zdravko Musac, former head of the Yugoslavia secret service, with complicity in the 1983 murder of expatriate Yugoslav political dissident Stjepan Durekovic near Munich. Musac, now 72 years old, was extradited to Germany from Croatia in April for alleged....... [more]

Germany summons US Amabassdor in surveillance investigation
July 5, 2014
The German government summoned the US ambassador John B. Emerson on Friday after the arrest of a man who is claimed to be a US spy working surveillance throughout the country. The German foreign ministry believes that a 31 year old employee of the German intelligence service BND has been working wit....... [more]

US charges five Chinese army officers in cyber espionage case
May 20, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania brought hacking charges against the Chinese nationals in a case of cyber espionage. The indictment alleges that the defendants were involved in computer hacking, economic espionage and ot....... [more]

NYPD disbands controversial Muslim surveillance program
April 16, 2014
The new commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) William Bratton announced Wednesday the disbanding of a surveillance unit used to spy on Muslim communities. The Demographics Unit, established in 2003, utilized plainclothes detectives to map communities both inside and outside New Yor....... [more]

Libya trial of Gaddafi sons and ex-officials begins
April 14, 2014
Prosecutors in Libya on Monday opened the trial of former Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi's sons, Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam, and more than two dozen of his former officials for crimes allegedly committed during the 2011 uprising. While his sons were not present in the court room at the Al....... [more]

Russia Constitutional Court upholds 'foreign agents' law
April 9, 2014
The Constitutional Court of Russia on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of a law requiring non-government organizations (NGOs) to register as "foreign agents" if they accept foreign funding. The law, passed in 2012, requires that all NGOs that accept foreign funding and engage in "political acti....... [more]

Morsi trial adjourned after brief court appearance
February 16, 2014
Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi appeared in court in Cairo on Sunday in his trial for espionage and conspiring to commit acts of terrorism. Morsi continues to reject the allegations against him, and the trial has faced a number of setbacks, following his court appearance in early November. S....... [more]

Croatia extradites ex-spy chief to Germany
January 25, 2014
The Supreme Court of Croatia on Friday upheld a lower court's ruling that former Yugoslav secret service official Josip Perkovic could be extradited to Germany where he has been implicated in the 1983 murder of a Yugoslav dissident. Perkovic, who helped create Croatia's Security and Intelligence Age....... [more]




WEBSITES

    Economic Espionage Act [DOJ]

    Robert Philip Hanssen Case [FBI]

    Rudolph Abel Case [FBI]

    Aldrich Ames Case [FBI]

    Espionage [Wikipedia]