Jesselyn Radack (born 1970) is a former ethics adviser to the United States Department of Justice who came to prominence as a whistleblower after she disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) committed an ethics violation in its interrogation of John Walker Lindh (the "American Taliban" captured during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan), without an attorney present, and that the Department of Justice attempted to suppress that information. Lindh was also tortured while in custody. The Lindh case was the first major terrorism prosecution after 9/11. She is currently the homeland security director of the Government Accountability Project, one of the nation's leading whistleblower organizations. She has been put on the Homeland Security's no-fly list.
She is the recepient of the 2011 Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence Awards.
Contact, Resources and References
- Jesselyn Radack, Obama's War on Whistle Blowers, TRNN, 3 January 2012.
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