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Snowden revelations: EU launches inquiry on surveillance

Snowden revelations: EU launches inquiry on surveillance

The European Parliament has commissioned an inquiry on surveillance by both the United States and European countries. Led by the Civil Liberties Committee, the inquiry will begin on September 5th. German MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht, a member of the committee,  has already made a noteworthy move by suggesting the name of Edward Snowden, as one of the experts to testify.   “Obviously this is only the beginning of the process,”...

 
 

Attorney asks for dismissal in WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An attorney for an Army private accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of pages of classified information asked a military judge Thursday to dismiss the charges, arguing the government bungled the handover of documents to the defense. The request came during a hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning at a military courtroom at Fort Meade, Md., near Baltimore. Military prosecutors say Manning, a 24-year-old Oklahoma native,...

 
 

Bradley Manning postpones offering a plea in WikiLeaks case

Private First Class Bradley Manning sat quietly before a military judge in rural Maryland on Thursday and was formally arraigned on the 22 counts that could put him in prison for life. Manning, only 24, declined to offer a plea. Nearly two years after he was first put behind bars, the court martial against Manning officially began on Thursday, but it could be months before the trial progresses further. After...