By PAUL BATY, age 11
Mentored by KYLE PROEHL

The NSA, according to Snowden, is tracking human rights workers’ data through phones and electronic devices. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons
The NSA, according to Snowden, is tracking human rights workers’ data through phones and electronic devices. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

On April 8, 2014, Edward Snowden said that the National Security Agency (NSA) is spying on the leaders and staff of Human Rights Organizations.

The NSA, according to Snowden, is tracking human rights workers’ data through phones and electronic devices. Snowden is a contractor who worked for the NSA.

Snowden was not specific about which human rights organizations are being watched and which are not.

“This raises the very real possibility that our communications with confidential sources have been intercepted. Sharing this information with other governments could put human rights defenders the world over in imminent danger,” said Michael Bochenek, Senior Director of International Law and Policy at Amnesty International.