Greenpeace FBI target

The FBI improperly opened investigations into Greenpeace and animal rights and anti-war groups after the September 11, 2001, attacks, the United States Government has admitted.

A Justice Department review found FBI agents also put names of some Greenpeace members on terrorist watch lists on "factually weak" evidence.

The review concluded that the FBI did not deliberately target the groups, as many civil liberties advocates charged.

Groups investigated included People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and anti-war groups the Catholic Worker and the Thomas Merton Centre in Pittsburgh.

- NZ Herald

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