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|Official cleared of secrets leak
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|A civil servant at the Foreign Office has been cleared of breaching the Official Secrets Act.||A civil servant at the Foreign Office has been cleared of breaching the Official Secrets Act.|
Derek Pasquill, 48, from west London, was accused of leaking several confidential documents to the New Statesman and the Observer.
Prosecutors at the Old Bailey dropped the six charges against him.
The documents were said to make reference to secret CIA rendition flights and the UK's contact with Muslim groups.