Sibel Edmonds is editor of Boiling Frogs Post, founder- director of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, and author of the acclaimed book Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story. She is the recipient of the 2006 PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award, and has appeared on national radio and TV as a commentator on matters related to the Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus, civil liberties, national security and excessive government secrecy.
Ms. Edmonds worked as a language specialist for the FBI where she reported serious acts of security breaches and cover-ups, and for that she was retaliated against and ultimately fired. She has been subjected to several government-asserted State Secrets Privilege orders, and the U.S. Congress has been indefinitely gagged and prevented from taking up her case through unprecedented retroactive classification orders issued by the Department of Justice. She is nationally recognized as the most classified woman in the United States.
Ms. Edmonds began her career in 1993 as Project Director for the Rostropovich Foundation, a non-profit humanitarian organization providing medical and food aid to children of the former Soviet Union. She re-located to St. Petersburg, Russia and managed correspondence, shipments, inventory and security precautions in the largest children’s hospital in St. Petersburg. Later, she worked as the Executive Director & Co-Founder of Edmonds Industries, a Consulting and Holding Company, investing in international business and real estate development. Ms. Edmonds also worked as a volunteer for the Alexandria, Virginia CASA program (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for abused children, and as an instructor for the Alexandria Office on Women’s Domestic Violence Program.
Ms. Edmonds has lived in several countries including the United States, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran, and Vietnam. She is a certified linguist, fluent in four languages, and is also certified as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and as an instructor for the Women’s Domestic Violence Program. She has an MA in public policy from George Mason University and a BA in criminal justice and psychology from George Washington University. She lives in Oregon with her husband of 22 years and her daughter.
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