Guardian Newspaper May Face Terrorism Charges For Publishing Snowden Leaks

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According to Reuters, British law enforcement agencies are investigating whether Guardian newspaper staff should be investigated for terrorism offenses over their handling of data leaked by Edward Snowden, Britain’s senior counter-terrorism officer said on Tuesday.

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, was summoned to give evidence at a parliamentary inquiry. He was accused by lawmakers of assisting terrorists by making top secret information public and sharing it with other news organizations.

Several other news sources also published the leaks provided by Edward Snowden, National Security Agency (NSA) contractor.

The leaks also include Britain’s spy agency, GCHQ.

According to law enforcement, data obtained by Snowden contains information on spies, which could put their lives at risk.

Lawmakers told Rusbridger that he had committed an offence under Section 58A of the Terrorism Act. This section makes it a crime to publish or communicate any information about members of the armed forces or intelligence services.

Glen Greenwald is the former Guardian journalist credited with first publishing the Snowden NSA leaks.

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4 comments for “Guardian Newspaper May Face Terrorism Charges For Publishing Snowden Leaks

  1. December 4, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I think, if he does get sentenced that on his last few days free Rushbridger should just release all the information that he obtained from Snowden. He might as well seeing as he’s probably never going to freedom again. Godbless the justice system

  2. Guy Fawkes
    December 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    It’s about time for another revolution in the good ole USA. This government is out of control and corrupt beyond measure. Individuals like Snowden show courage to stand up against Tyranny. It’s time the citizens of the United States unite and stand up against this corrupt and completely worthless government.

  3. Richard
    December 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    When Obama goes and faces his accusers on the war crimes he is charged with, then we might look at someone they consider are doing terrorist actions. Even though most American are glad what Snowden is doing and want to read more.

  4. Joshua
    December 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    “Former” Guardian journalist??? I was unaware he had been let go.
    If the fourth estate is allowed to be charged with terrorism, then where do we go next? Who will keep the powers that be in check? Will officials never be accountable for their actions? If the public can not be made aware of them, who knows what they will attempt.

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