A German opposition Greens parliamentarian has visited the US whistleblower Edward Snowden in Moscow. Hans-Christian Ströbele said Snowden might help Germany probe alleged surveillance by the US National Security Agency.
A German investigative committee has presented its findings to the Bundestag on US spying on Germany - and Germany's spying on its allies. The report is more than 1,800 pages long but contains little consensus.
Russian President Vladimir Putin compared ex-FBI chief Comey with whistleblower Edward Snowden and offered him asylum during his annual call-in show. Putin also said that the Russian people would decide on his successor.
Germany's foreign intelligence service was hardly innocent in the NSA spying scandal. The consequences drawn from that fact are dubious and no guarantee for more security in fighting terrorism, says Marcel Fürstenau.
A Berlin-based NGO has launched a campaign to have whistleblowing defined as grounds for seeking political asylum. Top international lawyers support the initiative.
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