Saudi Group Alleges Wiretapping by U.S.
Posted on Mar 2, 2006
Documents cited in federal court by a defunct Islamic charity may provide the first detailed evidence of U.S. residents being spied upon by President Bush’s secret eavesdropping program, according to the organization’s lawsuit and a source familiar with the case.
The al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, a Saudi organization that once operated in Portland, Ore., filed a description of classified government records in a lawsuit Tuesday and immediately asked a judge for a private review.
According to a source familiar with the case, the records indicate that the National Security Agency intercepted several conversations in March and April 2004 between al-Haramain’s director, who was in Saudi Arabia, and two U.S. citizens in Washington who were working as lawyers for the organization.