In this July 14, 2015 file picture German Justice Minister, Heiko Maas , attends a news conference in Berlin. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP,file)
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Germany's justice minister Tuesday fired the chief prosecutor in an escalating row sparked by a controversial treason case against a blog accused of revealing state secrets.The unusual public clash centers on a treason probe Range launched against the blog Netzpolitik.org (Net politics) for publishing classified plans by Germany's domestic security agency to expand its Internet surveillance.Hours later Maas responded, calling a press conference in which he rejected Range's accusations and dismissed his statements as "incomprehensible and misleading" for the public.It was Range who earlier launched an investigation into alleged NSA eavesdropping on Merkel's mobile phone, then dropped the case citing a lack of evidence.Range on Tuesday defended his investigation, saying that an independent expert had agreed that the papers published by Netzpolitik appeared to be state secrets, as asserted by domestic security agency chief Hans-Georg Maassen.
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