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Snowden: NSA spied on human rights workers

Edward Snowden speaks via video link with members of the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg.

The National Security Agency has spied on human rights groups, Edward Snowden tells the Council of Europe.

He told the group: “The NSA has targeted leaders and staff members of these sorts of organisations, including domestically within the borders of the United States.”

Snowden listed Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch as among the bodies the NSA has spied on.

Photo: Edward Snowden speaks via video link with members of the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters via The Guardian

[theguardian]

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