he is probably trying to protect the thugs he uses to safeguard the interests of those that pay him of. If those badge wielding thugs lose the ability to intimidate and threaten via use of unlocked items then they will be slightly less useful.
The sad part is they will never be freed under the currently corrupt governmental systems in place. The people trying to shine a light on this pit of corruption are more likely to be targeted and made examples of than any real reform going through.
Would take a violent upheaval of things to get the innocent freed.
less we forget when a high ranking government official leaks sensitive info he gets his actions ignored, as opposed to when the average citizen leaks sensitive info they get prison time in the decades.
Not a chance I would trust such treasonous scum with access to what they are demanding here. They sell it off for profit and they know they will not be punished for those actions. there is no benefit to trusting anyone in the government with this until they clean up the corruption in their systems.