Snowden filmmaker to sue US government

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July 15, 2015
Independent On Line [South Africa]    
Posted in LAND News, News, PND News

"Filmmaker Laura Poitras, whose documentary about fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden won an Oscar, is suing the US government to find out why she was repeatedly detained at immigration checkpoints. Poitras is seeking the release of six years of records that document how she was searched, questioned and sometimes held for hours at US and foreign airports on more than 50 occasions between 2006 and 2012. 'I'm filing this lawsuit because the government uses the US border to bypass the rule of law,' she said in a statement issued by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit watchdog group that is representing her." (07/14/15)  

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