Guest Column: Court Rewards Kiriakou’s Civic Virtue

Whistleblower who revealed CIA torture
pleas to thirty months in prison
by Global Research

Stop Torture KiriakouFormer CIA agent John Kiriakou pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to crimes related to blowing the whistle on the US government’s torture of suspected terrorists and was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Kiriakou, 48, agreed to admit to one count of disclosing information identifying a covert agent early Tuesday, just hours after his attorney entered a change of plea in an Alexandria, Virginia courtroom outside of Washington, DC. Continue reading