MI5 whistleblower set for Ipswich
FORMER MI5 officer and whistleblower David Shayler is set to visit Ipswich to question the US Government's explanation behind the 9/11 attacks. The Ipswich Truth Campaign is welcoming Shayler to a meeting later this month where it will screen a documentary film narrated by the former intelligence officer.
FORMER MI5 officer and famous whistleblower David Shayler is set to visit Ipswich to question the US Government's explanation behind the 9/11 attacks.
The Ipswich Truth Campaign is welcoming Shayler to a meeting later this month where it will screen a documentary film narrated by the former intelligence officer.
The film is called Short Changed and is an analysis of the events of September 11, 2001. It will be followed by talks from Shayler on the subject of state terrorism, and fellow former MI5 officer Annie Machon on the aims of the 911 truth movement.
Machon is secretary of the 911 Truth Campaign in Britain and Ireland.
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Shayler and Machon worked for MI5's political and counter-terrorism departments in the early 1990s.
Shayler was prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act after passing documents to a national newspaper that alleged MI5 was paranoid about socialists and had investigated Labour Party ministers.
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In July 2003 Shayler, 37, lost an appeal against his conviction under the Official Secrets Act for passing classified information and documents to the press.
He argued that his trial at the Old Bailey, where he defended himself, was unfair because the judge restricted his questioning of MI5 officers. He also had to disclose in advance questions he planned to ask witnesses in cross-examination. His lawyers argued that the trial was conducted in breach of his right to a fair hearing under common law and under article 6 of the European convention on human rights.
N The talk will be given at the council chambers at Ipswich Town Hall on Wednesday, December 13.