WikiLeaks is under fire AGAIN for publishing Saudi government data that outs gay men, leaving them at great risk of incarceration or death.
Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s most repressive countries when it comes to LGBTQ rights, and gay people can be killed if outed.
Wikileaks has now been accused of recklessly publishing unredacted data from in a separate mass info dump, including the personal details of thousands of Saudi people. Among them identifying a man with a gay sex conviction – as well as a number of rape victims and people living with HIV.
A disabled woman whose private debt information was released in the data dump told Associated Press:
“This is a disaster. What if my brothers, neighbours, people I know or even don’t know have seen it? What is the use of publishing my story?”
A doctor whose patients’ data was released branded the leak,
WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who has spent years hiding in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy (until he was kicked out) said previously:
“The Saudi Cables lift the lid on an increasingly erratic and secretive dictatorship that has not only celebrated its 100th beheading this year, but which has also become a menace to its neighbours and itself.”
(Photo, YouTube; via Pink News)