Next transmission of "Radio Caroline/Rainbow International" sunday, 10th of november 2013 via legal station on 6070kcs/ Video: Snowden meets with German MP regarding being witness in NSA spying investigation
- Sunday, 10th of november 2013 via " Radio Channel 292 "
( legal station from Germany, 1.2kW )
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- Beginning: 17.00hrs CET
- Content: " Dont´t spy on us and to each other! "
Spain opens inquiry into claims it was a target for NSA surveillance
El Mundo hands prosecutor documents it says show the country was targeted by US surveillance programme
Spain's prosecutor's office opened a preliminary inquiry into the allegations a day after El Mundo published the first document last Monday. The inquiry will establish whether a crime was committed in Spain and if a formal investigation should be opened.
Earlier this month, French newspaper Le Monde also reported similar allegations of US spying in France and German magazine Der Spiegel said Washington had tapped the mobile phone of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. The leaders of Brazil and Mexico also were reportedly spied on.
El Mundo said the prosecutor had sought the documents after the paper published photographs of them, saying they show the NSA tracked 60m Spanish phone calls in one month alone and that Spain and other countries had co-operated with the NSA in monitoring communications.
It said the alleged spying violated Spain's data protection law and that the newspaper had called on the prosecutor's office last week to open an investigation.
The newspaper's chief news editor, Vicente Lozano Garcia, said the company had no problem handing over the documents given that a judicial inquiry had been opened and that El Mundo had already published them.
El Mundo said the documents were among those leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the US but has been granted asylum in Russia.
El Mundo's stories last week were co-written by Glenn Greenwald, a former Guardian journalist who wrote a series of stories revealing the NSA surveillance programme based on leaks from Snowden. El Mundo said it had reached a deal with Greenwald to have the exclusive on the Snowden documents relating to Spain.
Allegations of NSA spying on allies have irked European countries. Spain insists it is unaware of any spying but is demanding an explanation from Washington. Spain's intelligence services chief will brief parliament behind closed doors on Wednesday.
The NSA acknowledges European phones were monitored as part of a Nato programme but insists it didn't act alone.