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‘Guardian’ made to destroy NSA files

Reuters, LONDON

Britain also came under attack from press freedom group Index on Censorship, which denounced the forced destruction of computers revealed by Rusbridger.

“Using the threat of legal action to force a newspaper into destroying material is a direct attack on press freedom in the UK,” said Kirsty Hughes, the group’s chief executive.

“It is clear that the Snowden and NSA story is strongly in the public interest... It seems that the UK government is using, and quite literally misusing, laws to intimidate journalists and silence its critics,” she said.

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