German Officials Suspend Treason Inquiry of Bloggers, but Public Still Seethes

Not since the reunification has Germany raised serious allegations of treason against a journalist, so it shocked many here when two leading digital rights bloggers found themselves under official investigation on that charge for publishing secret government documents.

 

This, after all, is the country that has elevated the former National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden to hero status — and has been seething over revelations in his leaked documents about spying by the United States government on Germany and its neighbors.

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