Journalist invited to appear at Brazil CongressAugust 20, 2013 @ 8:34 am
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Brazilian congressmen will invite the American journalist who has published documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to appear before the Foreign Relations and Defense Committee of the lower house Chamber of Deputies.
Committee president Nelson Pellegrino says he will extend the invitation to Glenn Greenwald on Wednesday.
The invitation comes after British authorities on Sunday detained David Miranda, Greenwald's partner, as he arrived at Heathrow Airport in London. Miranda, who is in a civil union with Greenwald, arrived Monday in Rio de Janeiro, where he lives with the journalist.
London police detained Miranda under anti-terror legislation.
Greenwald, who reports for the Guardian newspaper in Britain, promised he was going "to write much more aggressively than before" about government snooping.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Even In Death
A woman's fight against the City of Seattle to keep her parking lot continues
Hiring a Felon
Who was going to house and hire Renata Abramson, a felon looking for a second chance?
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.