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How the US tried to render Edward Snowden – with Denmark’s cooperation

Denmark has confirmed that it allowed its airspace to be used for a US government jet, previously implicated in expedition operations, which was intended for Edward Snowden.

The US operation was first revealed in June 2014 when Duncan Campbell wrote that a private Gulfstream jet with tail number N977GA had taken off from an airport near Washington, on an unconventional flight path, on the same evening Edward Snowden arrived in Moscow. On arrival at Sheremetyevo Airport, Snowden found that his passport had been cancelled by the US Government, which resulted in his being forced to stay in the airport for 40 days until he was granted asylum in Russia.

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Who is watching who? 25 February

A debate on surveillance and civil liberties has been announced as part of a People’s Parliament series of discussions at the House of Commons. The event on 25 February  will be chaired by Tom Watson MP with Emma Carr from Big Brother Watch, journalist Duncan Campbell and Ian Brown from the Oxford Internet Institute.  Tickets for the debate, which starts at 6.30pm in Committee Room 6, are free and can be obtained at the People’s Parliament website.