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In the U.S. journalist jailed for sobyulyudenie Ethics

July 7 2005
09:40

Correspondent for The New York Times' Judith Miller for refusing to name his source of information was sent to jail.

The judge found 56-year-old Miller guilty of contempt of court and expressed hope that the prison will cause it to violate the word and the declassification of its source.

Published by The New York Times, Arthur Sulzberger expressed his solidarity with his colleague, saying its intransigence will serve as "the good of democracy."

Before the war with Iraq, the Bush administration sent to Niger former ambassador James Wilson on a mission to verify the intelligence that Saddam Hussein sought to buy uranium in the African country.

Wilson - not a professional scout and to the same person in Africa is known, however, critics said he had a business trip on the porch of a local restaurant, talked with some people and returned to Washington with a report that Baghdad is in Niger for uranium are not hunted.

Then Wilson published in The New York Times article, which accused the Bush administration of manipulating intelligence in order to inflate the Iraq threat.

Then came the information that Wilson allegedly was sent to Africa under the patronage of his wife, Valerie Plame working at the CIA, BBC reports.

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