Skip to comments.Russia promises legal action over NSA surveillance scandal
Posted on 06/20/2013 1:29:07 AM PDT by TexGrill
The scandal over illegal data interception by US security services questions the correlation between the US and international law, and senior Russian officials are calling for an urgent update in Russian legislation in response.
Russia will not ignore the actions of the US authorities who had admitted leaks of personal data of Russian citizens to which the US security services had access, the Foreign Ministrys plenipotentiary for human rights, Konstantin Dolgov, said at a special meeting initiated by the Upper House of the Russian parliament.
The move followed the revelations of former US security contractor Edward Snowden, who made public the mass surveillance and wire-tapping secretly committed by the National Security Agency in what they claimed was part of the war on terror.
The principle of observing the human rights is stated in all UN Security Council resolutions on countering terrorism without exceptions. There must be respect of the international law that is no less important than the fight against terrorism. We must analyze how the current American laws match the corresponding international norms, we have a number of doubts on this issue, Dolgov said.
The Russian diplomat said that the US administrations actions should be checked for falling under the fourth amendment of the US Constitution.
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Perfect example of Russian hypocrisy. Talk about self-righteousness.
Anonymous user 19.06.2013 14:14
When USA start speak of ´human rights´ I start laugh hilariously.
This is what Obamma has done to our image... what a effing disgrace.
Who knew that Peacenik Barry would be 100 times worse than Bush.
"The Nation of Law" has been set up ... (that's past tense, folks .. has been ...) to be taken down by itself.
We're about to ... no wait ... THEY'RE about to pass the eleventeenth immigration bill (law) that will guarantee the border is never, ever, ever, no never secured.
And as far as I can see (which vision is waning ..) we have all the laws needed to operate a nation, there is no further need of The House nor Senate.
We don't need them anymore.
We have all the laws needed for a nation to be self-sufficient
If this legal action is a class action suit, I’d like to join.