Craig Murray sentenced to prison

Here on Accoun’s website, we have sometimes quoted Craig Murray and provided links to his blog. Recently he has been sentenced to prison because of what he has written. Democracy Now writes:

A Scottish court said Murray provided details on his blog that could allow people to figure out the identity of witnesses in the sexual assault trial, despite never identifying the individuals himself. Murray’s defenders say he is being targeted because he is a whistleblower who has closely covered the case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The court is also preventing Murray from traveling to Spain to testify in a case involving the CIA spying on Assange while he lived at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

The case also shows a risk with anonymous witnesses – someone reporting from a trial can obviously be sentenced to prison.