A group of civil rights organizations in Germany are awarding Edward Snowden with a prize for whistleblowing. They decry his treatment by the US and want Germany to offer him aslyum.
The Bjornson Prize for freedom of speech has been awarded to Edward Snowden "for his work on the important issue of the right of privacy." The former NSA contractor did not attend in-person due to extradition concerns.
A German man has been accused of spying for Russian and American intelligence while working for the German BND agency. Prosecutors say he sold information on German agents and operations abroad.
Germany's domestic intelligence chief has defended charges against Netzpolitik reporters to "ensure the fight against extremism and terrorism." Netzpolitik was to be investigated for publishing "classified" documents.
The German state is undermining constitutional civil rights, according to a report by eight civil rights groups in Germany. No lessons had been learned two years after the Snowden revelations, it claims.