Prashant Bhushan (R), member-Secretary of Citizens Whistle Blowers Forum (CWBF), addressing a press conference in New Delhi.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a U.N. report as he speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. A U.N. human rights panel says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been squirreled away inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid questioning by Swedish authorities about sexual misconduct allegations, has been "arbitrarily detained" by Britain and Sweden since December 2010. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said his detention should end and he should be entitled to compensation.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on a screen as he addresses the media from the London embassy of Ecuador where he has been holed up for some 3½ years to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning about alleged sexual offenses. A U.N. human rights panel says Assange has been "arbitrarily detained" by Britain and Sweden since December 2010. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said his detention should end and he should be entitled to compensation.

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A cement bust of America's most-wanted whistleblower Edward Snowden, once famously confiscated by police, returned to public display in New York to kick off a street art festival.

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Ramon Magsaysay Foun­dation awarded Indian Forest Ser­vice officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi

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Whistleblower Indian forest officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who was removed from the post of Chief Vigilance officer at AIIMS, and founder of NGO Goonj Anshu Gupta are the two Indians selected for this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award.

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Prashant Pandey, whistleblower behind Vyapam scam from Indore Madhya Pradesh, in New Delhi

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File Photo: Robert Vadra's land deals in a village in Haryana have returned to haunt the Congress party and its chief with whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka alleging that Vadra "falsified documents" for 3.53 acres of land in Gurgaon and "pocketed" large premium on a commercial colony license.

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Activists of Ukraine's Internet party, one of them acting as a CIA agent making telephone taps, demand the American authorities stop the pursuit of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden at an action of protest near the US Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Adopting the whistleblower Hong Kong voices its support for Edward Snowden


A TV screen shows a news report of Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee who leaked top-secret documents about sweeping U.S. surveillance programs, at a shopping mall in Hong Kong.

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Senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who was removed as Inspector General of Registration in the wake of his ordering a probe into all the land dealings of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, in four districts of Haryana, has hit back at the government saying it was "grossly unfair to punish him for being upright and exposing the scams".


WikiLeaks chief JULIAN ASSANGE, now in the UK and fighting extradition to Sweden, is offered asylum in Ecuador by President Rafael Correa. London is incensed, threatens an embassy raid.

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks makes a statement from a balcony of the Equador Embassy in London. Assange called on United States President Barack Obama to end a "witch hunt" against the secret-spilling WikiLeaks organization.

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Sanjiv Chaturvedi in front of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

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A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who did not appear at court, holds placards bearing images of him after the verdict was given in his extradition case at the Supreme Court in London. Britain's Supreme Court has endorsed the extradition of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange to Sweden, bringing the secret-spilling Internet activist a big step closer to prosecution in a Scandinavian court. Assange, 40, has spent the better part of two years fighting attempts to send him to the Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning in sex crime allegations. He has not been charged there.

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July 29, 2011 Shehla posed for this photo for us outside the MP police HQ in Bhopal

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File photo of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as he speaks during a NGO conference, on Nov 5, 2010, in Geneva. Assange, who has been in hiding for nearly a week, was arrested on suspicion of rape after surrendering over a Swedish warrant, a move described as an attack on the freedom of press by his whistle-blower website that has leaked a cache of secret US cables.

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Whistle-Blower Julian Assange meets the press in Geneva

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Sunday 12 February
The front page of the British newspaper the News of the World published in London showing their exclusive story of a video of British soldiers allegedly brutally beating up a group of young Iraqis. The film shows the troops repeatedly kicking, punching and striking civilians with batons during street riots in Basra in 2004 by a corporal who can be heard laughing and encouraging his colleagues in a running commentary. The newspaper said the video was provided by a "disgusted whistle-blower" after it circulated on a base in Europe. Soon after the story broke, the Royal Military Police identified and arrested one of its soldiers and has announced an investigation.

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Monday 26 March
Justice at last. A district court in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Khiri district sent to gallows a petrol pump owner for murdering Indian Oil executive Manjunath, (left in the picture) who had exposed a thriving racket in the sale of adulterated fuel. While awarding death sentence to Pawan Kumar Mittal, the prime accused, sixteen months after the murder of the 27-year-old IIM-Lucknow graduate, District Judge S M A Abidi, sentenced seven other accused to life imprisonment. Delivering the verdict before a packed court room after a year-long trial, the judge described the shocking killing of the whistle-blower as a rarest of rarest case. Manjunath was shot dead at a petrol pump in Gola area in Lakhimpur Kheri district on November 19, 2005 after he threatened to cancel Mittal's license for selling spurious fuel. While handing over the capital punishment to Mittal, the judge said the sentence shall remain suspended and will not be executed unless it was confirmed by the High Court.