British journalists could face 2 to 14 years in prison for publishing material that compromises the government, writes the Daily Mail.
According to the newspaper, reporters who work with the leaked documents will not be protected from prosecution if charged under a new law aimed at “tightening measures against foreign agents.”
The publication notes that London intends to update the current law, which was adopted back in 1989. Human rights activists and the Commission on Legislation, which prepared the amendments to the document, notes that some kind of protection for journalists who work with compromising documents should still be provided.
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