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Jesselyn Radack


Jesselyn Radack is a lawyer for both Edward Snowden and Thomas Drake. She was previously an
ethics advisor to the US Department of Justice where she became a whistleblower after discovering that the FBI had violated ethical standards and then the Department of Justice had tried to cover it up. She is the Director of National Security & Human Rights at the Government Accountability Project, the most prominent whistleblowing support NGO in the US.

She was named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s ‘100 Leading Global Thinkers in 2013’, and was one of 100 worldwide figures pictured in ‘Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution’.

She is a visiting Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the Council of Independent Colleges. She has been honoured with the ‘Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award’ (2011) and the ‘Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence’ (2009).

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