February 18, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
The detention of Azeri human rights activist Leyla Yunus, held without trial since July, will be extended an additional five months, her lawyer said Wednesday. Yunus is the head of the Baku-based Institute for Peace and Democracy. She is detained on charges of treason, espionage and tax evasion. ...[read more]
February 15, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
An Egyptian court on Sunday put ex-president Mohammed Morsi on trial over accusations of spying and leaking information to Qatar. Prosecutors, as part of the country's continued crack down on Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, allege that Morsi endangered national security by leaking to Qatar state ...[read more]
January 27, 2015
by Addison Morris
A jury in the US District Court Eastern District of Virginia on Monday convicted former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent Jeffrey Sterling of violating the Espionage Act. Sterling was found guilty on all nine of his charges, including acting as a CIA mole and supplying a journalist with ...[read more]
November 2, 2014
by William Helbling
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 ...[read more]
September 14, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
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 ...[read more]
May 20, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
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 ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
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 ...[read more]
February 16, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
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. ...[read more]
December 18, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
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 ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
US Military Judge Denise Lind on Wednesday sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for his disclosure of classified information to the anti-secrecy organization Wikileaks. Manning was found guilty last month of violating the Espionage Act but was acquitted of the more serious ...[read more]

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