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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]

Serbia ex-secret service officials arrested for 1999 killing of activist
January 14, 2014
Two former Serbian senior secret service officials were arrested Tuesday under suspicion that they planned the 1999 killing of anti-government journalist Slavko Curuvija. Police claim that former spy agency head Milan Radonjic and operations chief Ratko Romic were involved in the shooting death of t....... [more]

Croatia court approves extradition of ex-spy to Germany
January 8, 2014
A Croatian court on Wednesday approved the extradition of a communist-era intelligence chief who is wanted in Germany for the killing of a Yugoslav dissident in the 1980s. Former intelligence chief Josip Perkovic was arrested on January 1 as Croatia acted to comply with EU extradition law. Perkovic....... [more]

Morsi to stand trial for espionage
December 18, 2013
Egyptian state media reported Wednesday that ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will be tried on charges of espionage and terrorism along with 35 other defendants, many of whom are also former high-level officials and members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat claimed....... [more]

UK spy agency facing rights court challenge over surveillance
October 3, 2013
The UK spy agency GCHQ is facing a legal challenge in the European Human Rights Court (ECHR) to its online surveillance programs. Claims filed in the ECHR on Thursday allege that the massive programs, which are able to read the content of e-mails and social media messages, have breached the privacy....... [more]

AP: NYPD has secretly labeled mosques as terrorist groups
August 28, 2013
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has secretly launched at least a dozen terrorism investigations into mosques since the 9/11 attacks, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. By designating mosques as "terrorism enterprises," the AP claims the NYPD allowed police to spy on imams and mosque att....... [more]

Libya prosecutors to try Gaddafi son, spy chief for murder
August 28, 2013
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi was charged on Tuesday with murder, relating to the 2011 Libya conflict, a Libyan prosecutor said. Prosecutors also charged former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi with murder. If convicted, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi faces a maximu....... [more]




WEBSITES

    Economic Espionage Act [DOJ]

    Robert Philip Hanssen Case [FBI]

    Rudolph Abel Case [FBI]

    Aldrich Ames Case [FBI]

    Espionage [Wikipedia]