Amnesty International Suing UK Government for Spying

Amnesty InternationalHuman rights organization Amnesty International is suing the British government for its involvement in the NSA/GCHQ spying scandal exposed by Edward Snowden, based on the impeachment of the UK’s Human Rights Act. Amnesty is seeking a formal confirmation of whether it was or was not spied on. The group deals with highly sensitive cases, so much so that any potential interception is “the kind of thing that keeps [them] awake at night.” It would be morbidly ironic if it is confirmed that the organization built on human rights had had its privacy tainted in this way, in a violation of “the right to privacy” and “the right to freedom of expression”, as cited in the aforementioned UK legal act. Watch this space.

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