Snowden, Nein! High Court Foils Opposition Attempt To Bring Whistleblower To Berlin – 13 December 2014

RT logoA German court has rejected a bid by opposition parties to bring ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden to Berlin to testify about the US agency’s intelligence activities in Germany before a parliamentary committee.

Members of Germany’s Green and left parties petitioned Berlin’s Federal Constitutional Court to grant Snowden temporary entry to Berlin in order to answer questions about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) alleged espionage on German nationals.

On Friday, the court threw the bid out, saying that it does not have jurisdiction in the matter and that the case should be decided by a different court, Germany’s BHG Federal Court of Justice. The panel labeled the petition “inadmissible,” the DPA news agency reports.

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