US grand jury indicts woman in leaked secrets case

2017-06-08 19:10
Reality Winner. (Sheriff's Office, Georgia, AP)

Reality Winner. (Sheriff's Office, Georgia, AP)

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Augusta - A federal grand jury in the American state of Georgia has indicted a woman accused of leaking classified documents to a news organisation.

The indictment filed in the US District Court charged 25-year-old Reality Winner with a single count of illegally retaining and transmitting national defence information. It's the same charge Winner was accused of when the FBI arrested her at her home in Augusta, Georgia on Saturday.

The FBI says Winner was working as a government contractor last month when she copied a classified intelligence report containing top-secret information and mailed it to a reporter.

The charge against Winner carries a potential prison sentence of up to 10 years.

Winner's mother, Billie Winner-Davis, said in an interview earlier that she feared that prosecutors would try to make an example of her daughter to show that they're not "going to tolerate leakers".

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