This article originally appeared on The Globe and Mail.
Tags british high court,british government,justice,courts of Canada,brian johnson source The Guardian title US government to pay $1.6 million to British high court to protect whistleblowers article The US government has agreed to pay up to $1 million to a British high-court judge who sought to prevent the US government from being sued for breaching his constitutional rights by pursuing a criminal case against the whistle-blower Barrett Brown.
The agreement to pay a sum of $1,622,600 will cover Brown’s costs and costs related to a whistleblower lawsuit filed in the US Federal District Court in Manhattan.
The British High Court has decided that it will not enforce Brown’s claims against the US federal government because he is a “protected person”.
In a judgment handed down on Tuesday, the court ruled that Brown could not pursue his claims in court against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the National Security Agency (NSA), the Justice Department (DOI), the State Department (State), the United Nations (UN), and others because he was a ” protected person”.
Brown’s case was brought by a whistleblower in 2012 who revealed the CIA’s use of torture techniques in the wake of the death of US whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
The FBI declined to comment on the outcome of the case.
Brown’s lawyer, Mark Corley, had asked for $1m to cover his client’s legal expenses.
“The government has accepted that this was a very costly case and this is a very large sum of money,” Corley told The Globe in an interview.
“This was an extremely difficult case for the government to get through, and they did.
“It is a huge deal and it is an enormous win for Barrett Brown, and it was a victory for whistleblowers everywhere.””
Corley had argued that the whistleblower’s rights were violated by the US, which has been a target of Brown’s lawsuits in the past.”
It is a huge deal and it is an enormous win for Barrett Brown, and it was a victory for whistleblowers everywhere.”
Corley had argued that the whistleblower’s rights were violated by the US, which has been a target of Brown’s lawsuits in the past.
The court ruled in July that the US should be liable for Brown’s wrongful arrest, wrongful imprisonment, and wrongful death.
It also ruled that the FBI had breached his constitutional right to a fair trial and that the DOJ had breached its duty to investigate alleged misconduct.
Brown, a 28-year-old software engineer from New York, is currently in a federal prison in Brooklyn.
The FBI has accused him of leaking the CIA program that was used to kill Osama bin Laden in 2011.
He is also the first US whistleblower to be charged with a crime under the 1917 Espionage Act, which was enacted to punish individuals who disclosed secret information to the enemy.