WikiLeaks Diplomatic Cables FOIA DocumentsACLU.org
Mar. 02, 2012
Jorge Ramos: "The Future of this Country Will be Composed Solely by Minorities," It's "Beautiful"
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Dem Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Denounces 'Wikipedia' for Publishing Leaked Emails!
Illegal Immigrant Child Molester Flees Guatemala for U.S., Goes on Molestation Spree
In June 2011, the ACLU filed suit against the State Department to enforce a FOIA request seeking 23 embassy cables previously disclosed by WikiLeaks. The agency released redacted versions of 11 and withheld the other 12 in full.
The five excerpts below show the government’s selective and self-serving decisions to withhold information. Because the leaked versions of these cables have already been widely distributed, the redacted releases provide unique insight into the government’s selective decisions to hide information from the American public.