• AutoTL;DR@lemmings.worldB
    10 months ago

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    France has been accused of an unacceptable attack on press freedom after the arrest of an investigative journalist who reported on leaked documents that alleged French intelligence was used to target civilians in Egypt.

    Lavrilleux wrote a series of articles published on the investigative website Disclose in November 2021 that were based on hundreds of leaked classified documents.

    The Disclose articles said the leaked documents showed the information from French intelligence was used in at least 19 bombings against smugglers in the region between 2016 and 2018.

    “The aim of this latest episode of unacceptable intimidation of Disclose journalists is clear: to identify our sources that revealed the Sirli military operation in Egypt.

    France’s ministry for the armed forces filed a legal complaint for “violation of national defence secrets” after the articles were published.

    The Paris prosecutors’ office opened a formal investigation in July 2022 that was handed over to the DGSI, which argues the published information could have identified “a protected agent”.

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