Friday, March 31, 2006

Secrecy News

I've quoted from the Secrecy New email list in the past. Now he's also publishing his article on a blog. Boy, don't I wish that other email list publishers would get with it like he has.

So here is my first link to Steven Aftergood's Secrecy New blog: The Thomas Butler Affair

Dr. Thomas C. Butler is one of the rather few people in the history of humanity of whom it can be truly said that he helped to save millions of lives. A specialist in the plague and other infectious diseases, his research helped lead to the adoption of oral hydration as a standard treatment for diarrhea in the Third World and elsewhere.

But in post-9/11 America, Dr. Butler is also a convicted criminal.

Because he apparently committed certain violations of the laws governing the transport of toxic materials used in his medical research, he was investigated and prosecuted as if he were a potential terrorist. In 2004, he was sentenced to a term of two years in prison, which he recently completed.

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