In one case, the cables included the name of a Saudi who was arrested for being gay. In Saudi Arabia, homosexuality is punishable by death.
As the person was already arrested, I assume the govt already knows their name and their punishment is already lined up. Making this info widely public is probably the only way anyone else will ever know what happened to this person.
Uh, what about persecution by his fellow Arab citizens, even if the government "cleared" this individual of being gay?
Losing his job? Losing his family? Losing his life? Are you saying that is it OK for these things to happen because "all information wants to be free?"
Complete freedom of information would probably work in an open, fair, and free society. Unfortunately, such a place does not exist. People are persecuted based on their age, color, gender, socioeconomic status, political views, medical history, sexual orientation, parents,