Report: WikiLeaks Published Rape Victims’ Names, Credit Cards, Medical Data
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But that’s not all it’s publishing. A report today by the Associated Press highlights citizens who had “sensitive family, financial or identity records” published by the site.
“They published everything: my phone, address, name, details,” said one Saudi man whose paternity dispute was revealed on documents published by the site. “If the family of my wife saw this… Publishing personal stuff like that could destroy people.”
One document dump, from Saudi diplomatic cables, held at least 124 medical files. The files named sick children, refugees, and patients with psychiatric conditions.
In one case, the cables included the name of a Saudi who was arrested for being gay. In Saudi Arabia, homosexuality is punishable by death. In two other cases, WikiLeaks published the names of teenage rape victims.