LUXEMBOURG PROSECUTORS SEEK JAIL TIME FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS

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Source: ICIJ 13 May 2016

Prosecutors requested jail and financial penalties for whistleblowers and a journalist who helped reveal industrial-scale tax avoidance schemes in the heart of Europe, as the widely-watched trial that follows the so-called LuxLeaks investigation ended on May 10.

State prosecutor David Lentz, who acknowledged that the LuxLeaks revelations unveiled “certain dubious practices,” also requested an unspecified fine against French journalist Edouard Perrin, who first revealed the documents.

A lawyer representing the Perrin said, “my client has done only done one thing – reveal the truth” ….. “to condemn him would be immoral and contrary to our rights.”

The court’s decision is expected in June.

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