Leaking Diplomatic Cables Risks Far More Than Trump's Ego. Lives Could Be At Stake

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US-UK Relations


Rights defenders do not usually have foreign embassies who'll intervene on their behalf if they are harassed, threatened or arrested. When these defenders speak to our diplomats overseas, they already have great risks to consider. They take them, bravely, to bear witness—but they do not expect that their analysis will be leaked as a result of lack of security in communication. After the leaks of Sir Kim's communication, they may have to reconsider that.