British news staff may face terrorism charges over Snowden leaks

From Reuters:

British police are examining whether Guardian newspaper staff should be investigated for terrorism offenses over their handling of data leaked by Edward Snowden, Britain’s senior counter-terrorism officer said on Tuesday.

The disclosure came after Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, summoned to give evidence at a parliamentary inquiry, was accused by lawmakers of helping terrorists by making top secret information public and sharing it with other news organizations.

The Guardian was among several newspapers which published leaks from U.S. spy agency contractor Snowden about mass surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain’s eavesdropping agency GCHQ.

Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick, who heads London’s Specialist Operations unit, told lawmakers the police were looking to see whether any offenses had been committed, following the brief detention in August of a man carrying data on behalf of a Guardian journalist.

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3 responses

  1. Reblogged this on AntiTerrorAthiest and commented:
    They called Mandela, a Terrorist, They Called Ghandi a Terrorist. It is just a word they like to use, as if they were actually terrified. They are terrified, of what we will discover, of who will be named, of what the consequences for them will be, for looting and threatening humanity. That is what they are afraid of. It doesn’t take any balls to carry a weapon, but it takes some to deploy it.

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