Germany drops treason investigation against website
- Germany’s former top prosecutor had been pursuing charges against Netzpolitik.org for allegedly leaking state secrets.
- That prosecutor was recently replaced, and his acting replacement determined that the site’s posting of documents detailing government plans to ramp up surveillance of online communities did not constitute state secrets.
- The case prompted worldwide response from journalists, who argued the investigation stifled press freedom in the democratic country.
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