26 Feb '15, 9pm

Spy agencies are snooping on enviros around the globe via @grist

Spy agencies are snooping on enviros around the globe via @grist

Another week, another instance comes to light of governments targeting peaceful environmental activists. This latest document leak finds that South Korea asked for an assessment from South Africa of whether Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo constituted a “security threat against the president of South Africa during the G20 summit to be held in South Korea.” The cables are part of a leaked cache from South Africa’s spy agency that shows efforts by a number of countries to keep close tabs on dissenters. The request was made in the run-up to the 2010 summit, and listed Naidoo alongside two other “dangerous persons” who were later arrested during a terrorist raid in Pakistan. In an otherwise unamusing document, Naidoo’s first name is amusingly misspelled “Kimi.” Another document in the cache alluded to some sort of cooperative effort between the CIA and i...

Full article: http://grist.org/news/spy-agencies-are-snooping-on-enviro...

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