Thursday, November 17, 2005

Two men charged under UK Secrets Act for leak to newspaper of US misconduct in Iraq.

The Foreign Office document 'Iraq in the Medium Term' referred to "heavy handed" tactics in Falluja and Najaf.

Its contents were reported in the Sunday Times in May last year.

Ex civil servant David Keogh and ex MP's researcher Leo O'Connor, both from Northampton, will appear before Bow Street magistrates on 29 November.

Political researcher

Mr Keogh, 49, is a former Cabinet Office communications worker.

Mr O'Connor, 42, worked as a researcher for Tony Clarke, the former MP for Northampton South.

The pair received police bail.

Mr Keogh was charged with an offence under section three of the Official Secrets Act, Mr O'Connor under section five.


Two charged over Iraq memo leak

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