Sunday, November 8, 2015

From IBT: German Surveillance Of Allies More Extensive Than Believed

German Surveillance Of Allies More Extensive Than Believed

Germany's surveillance efforts over its own allies included several U.S. agencies, numerous nongovernmental organizations and several U.S. and European diplomats, German magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday. The report reveals spying by the European power was systematic and went further than previously believed. The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), Germany's intelligence service, spied on the likes of the U.S. Department…

Friday, November 6, 2015

From Newsweek: Why Did Ex-Gitmo Detainee Shaker Aamer's Return to U.K. Take So Long?

Why Did Ex-Gitmo Detainee Shaker Aamer’s Return to U.K. Take So Long?

Shaker Aamer spent more than 13 years at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay. Held without charge or trial, he was the last British detainee left at the facility and caught the attention of human rights activists, U.K. politicians and celebrities alike. On October 30, the U.S. released him, some six years after he was cleared…

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