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  Defector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A defector is a person who gives up allegiance to one country in exchange for allegiance to another.
This act is usually in a manner which violates the laws of the nation from which the person is seeking to depart (as opposed to changing citizenship).
In some cases, defectors remain in the country they are against, as an agent, or in many cases, a double agent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Defector   (208 words)

 My Way - News
BERLIN (Reuters) - An Iranian defector, preparing to testify in Germany's second major Sept. 11 trial, said on Tuesday that a son of Osama bin Laden had personally told Iranian leaders of the planned attacks on U.S. cities in 2001.
Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi rejected the accusation, saying the defector was not credible and had invented his story.
The defector, who goes by the cover name Hamid Reza Zakeri, told Reuters in a telephone interview that al Qaeda had forewarned Tehran of the attacks because it wanted Iran's help in sheltering its leaders afterwards.
news.myway.com /top/article/id/381683|top|01-27-2004::13:29|reuters.html   (641 words)

 My defector paper
A defector loses faith in the cause he is fighting for and therefore chooses to offer his services to the opposing side to further their cause or prevent his former allies from achieving their plans.
A defector's primary impetus, therefore, is his desire to pursue a better cause rather than to inflict any damage to his former allies.
This view was reiterated by Claire Benedikt during an interchange in which she stated,"...A defector is simply running away from one country and aligning with another...A traitor is actively working against his country" (30 Jan. 96).
www.cwrl.utexas.edu /~tonya/309m/class/paper1/sebesta1.html   (968 words)

 Third Chinese defector in Australia-lawyer - Boston.com - Asia - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A third Chinese official has defected to Australia and has already been granted asylum, his lawyer said on Thursday, as a diplomat and a man claiming to be a former state security officer appealed to be allowed to stay.
The lawyer spoke on Australia's ABC television just hours after a senior cabinet minister had said the diplomat defector, a Sydney-based consul who says he fears for his family's safety if he is forced back to China, was in no danger of being sent home.
The second defector, Hao Fengjun, told ABC television earlier this week that he had worked as a state security officer for the 610 agency at its branch in Tianjin, northern China.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2005/06/09/china_defector_says_would_rather_die_than_go_home_1118300589   (740 words)

 Skepticism About Defector's Weapons Allegations Ignored (washingtonpost.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The defector, who was initially debriefed by the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) in 2000, was described in early U.S. intelligence reports as a project engineer involved in designing and helping construct biological facilities in Iraq.
At that morning meeting, the defector was "having a terrible hangover," which raised questions about his reliability, according to the Senate report, which detailed deep flaws and exaggerations in the CIA's prewar intelligence reporting on Iraq.
U.S. intelligence officials finally interviewed the defector in recent months and "are continuing to question his reliability, although he has been convincing that he did have access to different levels" of Iraq's biological weapons program, a senior administration official said yesterday.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A45200-2004Jul12.html   (854 words)

 Defector Dilemma Upsetting Korean Diplomacy - by Ahn Mi-Young
Topping Seoul's fears are that a defector exodus will spark a chaotic Albanian-style collapse of North Korea, bringing hungry refugees southward by the millions.
"The massive arrival of Northern defectors is generally expected to compound a peaceful resolution to the nuclear standoff between Pyongyang and Washington which has kept the Korean peninsula under the grip of tension since October 2002," said a July 31 editorial in the Korea Times daily.
It is yet to be seen whether Pyongyang will use the issue of defectors to skip this week's six-party security dialogue on the Korean peninsula – involving the two Koreas, the United States, China, Japan and Russia.
www.antiwar.com /ips/mi-young.php?articleid=3233   (1010 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Defector reveals extent of Iraqi weapons programme
The defector, who fled Iraq last year, says he had access to some of the most secret operations of the Mukhabarat, Iraq's security and intelligence service.
In the interview, the defector identifies sites where chemical and biological weapons are designed, manufactured and tested, as well as one where nuclear weapons are again being tested.
The defector describes a meeting held in Tanzania in 1994, in which he and other Iraqis met five eastern Europeans.
www.guardian.co.uk /Iraq/Story/0,2763,678610,00.html   (772 words)

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Defector is the one you've been waiting for.
Defector is a project management and defect tracking application designed for small- to medium-sized development environments.
Defector continues to be fully functional after the 30-day trial period, however a registration reminder notice will appear each time you run the program thereafter.
uvteksoftware.com /uvproductpage.php?product=defector   (290 words)

 Defector is a man on the run, Chinese say - National - smh.com.au
The Chinese defector Hao Fengjun has been brandishing a fake identity card and is a low level policeman running from bribery allegations and his wife and child, the Chinese embassy said yesterday.
A spokeswoman for the Chinese embassy in Canberra, Ou Boqian, said that authorities in Mr Hao's home city of Tianjin had found the identity card Mr Hao held up to the Australian media, to prove his bona fides, was fraudulent.
China has said the claims about espionage are fabrications to bolster the defectors' applications for asylum.
www.smh.com.au /news/National/Defector-is-a-man-on-the-run-Chinese-say/2005/06/19/1119119727260.html   (661 words)

 Iran Denies Links With Defector
TEHRAN, Iran –– An Iranian defector fabricated claims that Iran was involved in two deadly anti-American terrorist attacks in order to gain asylum in the West, Iran's intelligence minister was reported as saying Tuesday.
The defector, who identified himself as Ahmad Behbahani, told the CBS News program "60 Minutes" that he was an intelligence official involved in Iranian terrorism operations for more than a decade before his defection to Turkey.
But Behbahani, who did not appear on camera in the television interview, looked older in a published photo seen later, and CBS told The Associated Press the defector had said he was born in 1962.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/aponline/20000606/aponline182802_000.htm   (689 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Defector: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I discovered Steve Hackett via the single "Clocks" and as I was just 19 at the time, I rushed out and bought all his first 3 albums (Voyage of the Acolyte, Please don't touch and Spectral Mornings) in late 1979.
The overall theme (a Russian defector in the 80s Cold War) lends itself very well to some beautiful musical ideas from Steve & co and I would thoroughly recommend it to any fan of Steve Hackett's solo work, or even to the most diehard Genesis fan.
"Defector" however, seemed to be a justified name for the 4th album.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000025JU8   (982 words)

 Gulfnews: Scepticism about Iraqi defector's arms data ignored
The DIA employee conveyed his scepticism of the defector's information and the German government's misgivings before the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate, the Senate report said.
A Defence HUMINT (human intelligence) Service officer who was responsible for collecting and reporting information from the Germans on the defector's statements, "did not recall" a separate evaluation by DIA analysts that said Curve Ball's reports suffered from inconsistencies, the Senate report said.
US intelligence officials finally interviewed the defector in recent months and "are continuing to question his reliability, although he has been convincing that he did have access to different levels" of Iraq's biological weapons programme, a senior administration official.
archive.gulfnews.com /articles/04/07/14/126118.html   (528 words)

 Former CIA Director Used Pentagon Ties to Introduce Iraqi Defector
R. James Woolsey's role as a go-between was detailed in a classified Defense Department report chronicling how the defector's assertion came to be included in the Bush administration's case for war even after the defector was determined to be a fabricator.
He stressed that the INC made no claims about the defectors' veracity and it was up to U.S. officials to decide whether to use their information.
The Senate Intelligence Committee assessed the Harith case and found that intelligence analysts thought his claim was crucial in appearing to corroborate allegations by another defector, code-named Curve Ball, the main source of claims that Iraq had developed mobile biological-weapons facilities to deceive U.N. weapons inspectors.
www.commondreams.org /headlines04/0716-04.htm   (1631 words)

 The New Yorker: Fact
The advantages and disadvantages of relying on defectors has been a perennial source of dispute within the American intelligence community—as Shulsky himself noted in a 1991 textbook on intelligence that he co-authored.
Another defector, who was identified only as a retired lieutenant general in the Iraqi intelligence service, said that in 2000 he witnessed Arab students being given lessons in hijacking on a Boeing 707 parked at an Iraqi training camp near the town of Salman Pak, south of Baghdad.
In a detailed account, the London Times described how the defector had trained with Al Qaeda terrorists in the late nineteen-nineties at secret camps in Iraq, how the Iraqis received instructions in the use of chemical and biological weapons, and how the defector was given a new identity and relocated.
www.newyorker.com /fact/content/?030512fa_fact   (4583 words)

 DEBKAfile - Senior Iraq Defector May Not Have Made It - II
Further discoveries by our intelligence sources of the defector’s secret duties would further enhance his value for Washington and make Saddam more anxious to keep him and the secrets in his head out of his enemies’ hands.
In Jeddah, the Saudis may have decided that this potato was too hot for them to hold and hustled him aboard the first flight out, which was bound for Damascus.
Alternatively, the defector may have flown directly to Damascus – a kosher destination given his job as go-between – intending to continue from there in secret to Jeddah to knock at the door of a US consulate or make his way to the West under his own steam.
www.debka.com /article_print.php?aid=266   (585 words)

 Star Witness on Iraq Said Weapons Were Destroyed
Kamel's defection has been cited repeatedly by George W. Bush and leading administration officials as evidence that 1) Iraq has not disarmed; 2) inspections cannot disarm it; and 3) defectors such as Kamel are the most reliable source of information on Iraq's weapons.
The defector has been cited four times on the New York Times op-ed page in the last four months in support of claims about Iraq's weapons programs-- never noting his assertions about the elimination of these weapons.
The Kamel story is a bombshell that necessitates a thorough reevaluation of U.S. media reporting on Iraq, much of which has taken for granted that the nation retains supplies of prohibited weapons.
www.fair.org /index.php?page=1845   (1010 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | N Korean defector threatened
South Korean police are investigating a series of death threats against the country's most senior defector from neighbouring North Korea.
About a dozen notes and pictures threatening the life of Hwang Jang-yop were found outside the offices of a defectors' group.
Notes left at the veterans' association also threatened the lives of other defectors, including Kim Deok-hong, former president of a North Korean trading company, and Goh Yeong-hwan, a former North Korean diplomat.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/click/rss/0.91/public/-/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3543017.stm   (247 words)

 The Courier-Mail: Second defector backs spies claim (archived)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A SECOND Chinese defector has come forward to back claims by a diplomat seeking asylum in Australia that China has spies operating here.
Chinese diplomat Chen Yonglin, 37, is in hiding after abandoning his post at the Chinese consulate-general in Sydney on May 26.
As the immigration and foreign affairs departments face questions over their handling of his request for asylum, a second defector has backed Mr Chen's claim.
www.thecouriermail.news.com.au /common/story_page/0,5936,15547595^1702,00.html   (329 words)

 Iranian Defector Called An Imposter [Free Republic]
The defector claimed to have masterminded the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, and the 1996 attack against a U.S. military installation in Saudi Arabia.
Iran vehemently denied the defector's claims, saying they had no record of him and that his own statements were contradictory.
If verified, the defector's claims could damage the case against the Libyans accused in the Pan Am bombing as well as State Department efforts to warm relations with Iran.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3944ec6a7e4d.htm   (6851 words)

 Prisoner's Dilemma
A defector who unilaterally departs from that outcome will move from B to B+C and a cooperator who unilaterally departs will move from B+C to 0.
This might suggest that the tragedy of the commons is less tragic than the PD, but in real life situations, it would seem unlikely that the participants would know when they are at the equilibrium point of minimally effective cooperation.
It is overturned by invasions of unconditional defectors exceeding 10% of the population.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/prisoner-dilemma   (14078 words)

 Investigators Claim Russian Defector Lead Suspect In Anthrax Mailings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kanatjan Alibekov, alias "Ken Alibek," the President of Hadron Advanced Biosystems, should be re-interrogated by the FBI, according to three researchers who arrived at this conclusion independently.
More suspicious ties to the Russian defector and Hadron Advanced Biosystems were realized when investigators learned of the second leading BMI and CIA anthrax contractor, and close personal friend of Dr. Alibekov, Dr. William C. Patrick, III.
Suspiciously, Dr. Alibekov and BMI had contracted with this anthrax ace in the Spring of 1998 to predict the dispersal and damage capability of mailing such a hyper-weaponized germ much like the one sent to select members of the media and legislators on Capitol Hill.
www.rense.com /general28/suspe.htm   (1042 words)

 RFA: North Korean Defector Wants Bush To Pressure China
WASHINGTON—A North Korean defector who survived 10 years in Kim Jong Il’s gulags and published a book about it says he urged U.S. President George Bush to press China to stop forcibly sending defectors back to certain punishment at home.
The first priority is the North Korean defectors,” Kang, author of The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag, said.
Nongovernmental groups claim that up to 200,000 North Koreans could be hiding in China, where they live in constant fear of apprehension and repatriation and in many instances are subject to extreme exploitation.
www.rfa.org /english/news/politics/2005/06/15/nkorea_kang   (685 words)

A Romulan defector leads the crew into a deadly face-off.
Although he claims to be a low-ranking logistics officer, the vessel's pilot, Setal, shares a startling revelation: the Romulans have established a base on Nelvana III, from which they plan to launch a major offensive to reclaim the Neutral Zone.
Informing Picard that the assault against the Federation will begin in 48 hours, the Romulan defector begs the captain to destroy the base to prevent a catastrophic war.
www.startrek.com /startrek/view/library/episodes/TNG/detail/68422.html   (384 words)

 Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea
U.S. President George W. Bush on Monday met with North Korean defector and Chosun Ilbo journalist Kang Chol-hwan at the White House for a 40-minute discussion on human rights in the Stalinist country.
Kang, 37, is the author of the book "The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag," which put the spotlight on North Korea¡¯s forced labor camps.
North Korean defector and Chosun Ilbo journalist Kang Chol-hwan with the English, French and Korean editions of his book "The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag", which put the spotlight on North Korea¡¯s forced labor camps./Chosun Ilbo DB
english.chosun.com /w21data/html/news/200506/200506140011.html   (372 words)

 Benjamin Freedman: Defector from Jewish Supremacism, part 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ON LAST WEEK'S BROADCAST I began the long-lost 1975 article by Jewish defector Benjamin H. Freedman, "Why Congress is Crooked or Crazy or Both." On today's program we present the second and concluding segment of this piece.
Today you'll learn the inside story on how the Jewish power structure has been misusing American citizens and soldiers for almost 100 years -- and how their intrigues brought the US into both world wars and into a dangerous alliance with Israel which now has brought us to the brink of World War III.
You have been listening to the words of Jewish insider and defector from the Jewish power structure Mr.
www.nationalvanguard.org /story.php?id=4300   (2914 words)

 Syrian Defector Held by the French Said to Have Provided Critical Information on the Hariri Assasination 'Plot' || News ...
"French authorities have been interrogating a Syrian Syrian defector who claims to have been a Syrian army officer and the secretary to the former Syrian Intelligence Chief...
The defector has asked for political asylum in France because he claims he is afraid of being killed, eliminated by Syrian intelligence," Elaph, electronic newspaper, reported on August 28.
The International Investigation Committee has also interrogated the Syrian defector, since he claims he has detailed information about the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
www.cggl.org /scripts/new.asp?id=403   (477 words)

 CBC News: Australia says Chinese defector can stay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Australia has granted a permanent visa to a defector whose story of a Chinese spy network in the country got a cool response from a government hoping to increase exports to China.
His initial bid for political asylum was rejected but he was allowed to stay in the country while he applied for a visa as a refugee in need of protection.
An aide to Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone confirmed on Friday that a permanent visa has been issued allowing him and his family to live in Australia, the Associated Press reported.
www.cbc.ca /storyview/MSN/world/national/2005/07/08/australia-china-spy050708.html   (472 words)

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