A sergeant who was a part of the military unit that randomly targeted and killed Afghan civilians was convicted for assaulting the whistleblower who raised concerns about the killings to military officials, "but he was found not guilty of more serious charges that he plotted to hurt Afghans during a deployment last year."
Doctors in the United Kingdom are pressuring members of the English government to enact whistleblower protections, in the wake of several employees of that country's National Health Service coming forward with evidence of scandal.
Fast Company: Mini-Nukes on Wheels Rolling to a Power Plant Near You
Energy companies are beginning to produce "miniature nuclear reactors" which can be fitted on the backs of trucks, and supposedly supply enough power for small cities. While Energy Secretary Steven Chu endorsed the reactors, GAP coalition partner Union of Concerned Scientists (USC) is critical of the technology, which could roll out of factories beginning in 2013.
Key Quote: During a hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources this June, [UCS] suggested that the zeal for mini-reactors threatens to overshadow real safety and economic risks. Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist with the organization, argued for more stringent safety protocols in the legislation despite calls from the power industry to relax current regulations due to the new reactors' allegedly safer design. He also cities studies calling the expected costs savings into question.
Relevant Article: TIME
The U.K. Telegraph: Qatar World Cup Bid Whistleblower Claims She Lied over Bribe Allegations
A person who claimed that officials of the FIFA executive committee were bribed to select Qatar as host of the 2022 soccer World Cup has retracted her previous statements. She now claims that the entirety of her allegations were a fabrication.
Dylan Blaylock is Communications Director of the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.