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Thu Oct 22, 2015, 05:08 PM

Break-in reported at UW center fighting CIA on El Salvador

Break-in reported at UW center fighting CIA on El Salvador

Police investigating after professor’s computer goes missing

BY LEVI PULKKINEN, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF
Updated 2:03 pm, Wednesday, October 21, 2015

University of Washington police are investigating after an apparent break-in at the office of a professor who recently sued the CIA.

Angelina Godoy, director of the university’s Center for Human Rights, reported early this week that her desktop computer and a hard drive had been taken from her on-campus office. The burglary came shortly after Godoy and her center sued the CIA for records related to human rights violations in El Salvador.

“While we have backups of this information, what worries us most is not what we have lost but what someone else may have gained,” a spokesperson for the center said Wednesday in a statement. “The files include sensitive details of personal testimonies and pending investigations.”

Godoy contacted UW police on Monday after discovering her computer was missing from her Smith Hall office. UW Police Department Maj. Steve Rittereiser said the burglary is believed to have occurred sometime between Oct. 14 and Oct. 18.

Rittereiser said investigators found no evidence of forced entry. Godoy’s office appeared to have been the only office burgled around the same time.

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http://www.seattlepi.com/local/crime/article/Break-in-reported-at-UW-center-fighting-CIA-on-El-6582473.php

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Fri Oct 23, 2015, 05:52 PM

1. Files Incriminating CIA Stolen From Center For Human Rights Office, Break-In Happened During CIA Hea

Files Incriminating CIA Stolen From Center For Human Rights Office, Break-In Happened During CIA Head’s Visit

Theft of files alleging CIA cover-up of civilian killings in El Salvador had 'suspicious' elements.

By Nadia Prupis for Common Dreams @nadiaprupis | October 23, 2015


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Unknown numbers of civilians, including children, were killed by the U.S.-backed El Salvadoran military in the civil war. (Photo: Reuters)
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University of Washington police are investigating a break-in at the school’s Center for Human Rights (UWCHR) after files from a lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were stolen from the center’s offices.

A computer and hard drive containing information from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on October 2 were stolen from the offices of Dr. Angelina Godoy sometime between Thursday and Sunday, according to police. The UWCHR is investigating whether the CIA illegally withheld information about human rights violations carried out by U.S.-backed El Salvador army officers during the country’s civil war against leftist rebels in the 1980s.

Godoy said “about 90 percent of the information” was taken in the break-in. The UWCHR has backups of the stolen files, but Godoy said the concern now is how the data might be used against rights workers in El Salvador who are involved in the lawsuit. “What worries us most is not what we have lost but what someone else may have gained,” she said in a statement. “The files include sensitive details of personal testimonies and pending investigations.”

The break-in had “suspicious and disturbing” elements, the Seattle Times reported—including that it coincided with a campus visit by CIA director John Brennan, who gave a speech at the university’s law school Friday.

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http://www.mintpressnews.com/files-incriminating-cia-stolen-from-center-for-human-rights-office-break-in-happened-during-cia-heads-visit/210615/

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