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Hong Kong says it will follow law in Snowden case

Jun 17 2013, 1:58am CDT | by

Beijing, June 17 (IANS/EFE) The government of Hong Kong, headed by Leung Chung-ying, said it will conduct itself in accord with the laws in the case of US former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, who is believed to be in hiding at an unknown location in the coastal enclave.

Beijing, June 17 (IANS/EFE) The government of Hong Kong, headed by Leung Chung-ying, said it will conduct itself in accord with the laws in the case of US former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, who...

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Hong Kong says it will follow law in Snowden case

Jun 17 2013, 1:58am CDT | by

Beijing, June 17 (IANS/EFE) The government of Hong Kong, headed by Leung Chung-ying, said it will conduct itself in accord with the laws in the case of US former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, who is believed to be in hiding at an unknown location in the coastal enclave.

Beijing, June 17 (IANS/EFE) The government of Hong Kong, headed by Leung Chung-ying, said it will conduct itself in accord with the laws in the case of US former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, who is believed to be in hiding at an unknown location in the coastal enclave.

Leung said in a statement that China's special administrative region will handle the case according to its established procedures, an allusion to the possibility that the US might ask for the extradition of its citizen, who leaked information about the massive program to eavesdrop on the conversations of US citizens and who has also claimed that his country has been spying on China and Hong Kong for years.

On Saturday, about 900 demonstrators - according to organizers - participated in Hong Kong in a march to support the 29-year-old technician, who last Wednesday in remarks to the South China Morning Post said that he would fight any extradition attempt.

To date, the Chinese government has kept silent on the case, which became public just days after the first meeting between US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at which cybersecurity was a central issue.

China, whom Washington has accused repeatedly of staging cyberattacks, so far has only insisted that it is one of the "main victims" of those attacks and had announced the creation of an office devoted to the diplomatic aspects of cybersecurity.

The US confirmed that Snowden is under investigation but US authorities have not said whether they will request his extradition.

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The Next Attorney General Should Enforce the Rule of Law, Protect Constitutional Rights and Investigate Abuse of Power

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The Next Attorney General Should Enforce the Rule of Law, Protect Constitutional Rights and Investigate Abuse of Power

Sep 29 2014 9:16am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

Eric Holder’s tenure as attorney general will be remembered for the failure to prosecute any leading bankers who were responsible for the collapse of the economy. While the SEC negotiated large fines, the DOJ prosecuted none of those who were guilty of crimes that robbed the wealth of tens of millions of Americans. The failure to prosecute bankers was one example of many where corporate power dominated the DOJ on finance, environmenta ...
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It's Time for a Real Debate on Reader Privacy

Sep 28 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

Last week longtime local publisher Howard Owens, founder of the online news site the Batavian, launched a new publication covering Wyoming County in upstate New York. Buried in a parenthetical within his welcome message to readers was a fascinating promise: "We'll also respect your privacy by not gathering personal data to distribute to multinational media conglomerates for so-called 'targeted advertising.'" This kind of explicit promise regarding r ...
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German opposition goes to court on Snowden hearing

Sep 26 2014 6:27am CDT | Source: Townhall's

BERLIN (AP) — Opposition lawmakers have asked Germany's highest court to rule on whether former NSA contractor Edward Snowden ca ...
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Australia Poised To Adopt Law That Permits Virtually Unlimited Government Internet Surveillance

Sep 25 2014 1:03pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin The Australian government is primed to give the nation’s spy agency unfettered access to citizens’ computer networks and potentially put journalists in jail thanks to drafted national security reform laws passed by the country’s Senate Thursday, The Sydney Morning News reported. The Australian Senate passed an anti-terrorism bill called the “National Security Legislation Amendment B ...
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Snowden honored with 'alternative Nobel'

Sep 24 2014 8:48am CDT | Source: Townhall's

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Edward Snowden was among the winners Wednesday of a Swedish human rights award, sometimes referred to as the ...
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