RSF regrets the disturbing decision by a Luxembourg appeal court to impose a suspended prison sentence and fines on the two “LuxLeaks” whistleblowers who exposed the country’s gigantic system of tax avoidance for multinationals.
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is shocked by the decision of the public prosecutor on 2 August to open a counter-appeal against Antoine Deltour, Raphaël Halet and Edouard Perrin, the two whistleblowers and the journalist involved in the so-called ‘‘LuxLeaks scandal’’.
Whistleblowers Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet were given suspended jail sentences for leaking documents that dislcosed favourable tax arrangements offered by Luxembourg to multinational companies. Investigative journalist Edouard Perrin was acquitted.
(IFJ/IFEX) – 8 May, 2009 – The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the European group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the searches carried out by the Luxembourg police at the weekly Contacto. “Protection of sources is a right guaranteed both by the European Convention on Human Rights and by the Luxembourg […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a 2 April 2001 media release from the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), a regional group of the IFJ: Court Victory for Press Freedom: Luxembourg Journalists? Ten-Year Battle Vindicated The European Federation of Journalists welcomes the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights on the case of Luxembourg journalist […]
(RSF/IFEX) – The following is a 2 June 2000 RSF press release: For immediate release Hostage-taking in Wasserbillig: RSF warns against the voluntary or involuntary use of journalists in police operations During the conclusion of the hostage-taking situation in Wasserbillig (Luxembourg) on 1 June 2000, Luxembourg police admitted to having pretended to represent a television […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is an IFJ press release: Media Release June 2nd 2000 Journalists Warn Over “Disturbing Tactics” To End Luxembourg Hostage Drama The International Federation of Journalists has expressed concern over the “disturbing tactics” by police who disguised themselves as journalists to lure a gunman out of a nursery school in Luxembourg where […]