2014 April 8

NSA Spied on Human Rights Watch, Other Activist Groups


According to National Security Agency documents released by Edward Snowden on this day, the NSA spied on Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and other international human rights organizations. There was no evidence of how Human Rights Watch or any of the other groups posed threats to U.S. National Security. For the initial release by NSA documents by Snowden, see June 5, 2013.

On April 14, 2014, The 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was awarded to the Guardian US and the Washington Post for their stories on National Security Agency (NSA) spying based on documents leaked to them by Edward Snowden. On February 16, 2014, reporters also won the prestigious George Polk Award for Excellence in Journalism for their stories based on the Snowden-released documents.

Get the full story: Luke Harding, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man (2014)

Search a collection of Snowden-related NSA documents: https://www.aclu.org/nsa-documents-search

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