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Hong Kong says it will follow law in Snowden case

Jun 17 2013, 1:58am CDT | by

Beijing, June 17 (IANS/EFE) The government of Hong Kong, headed by Leung Chung-ying, said it will conduct itself in accord with the laws in the case of US former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, who is believed to be in hiding at an unknown location in the coastal enclave.

Beijing, June 17 (IANS/EFE) The government of Hong Kong, headed by Leung Chung-ying, said it will conduct itself in accord with the laws in the case of US former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, who...

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Hong Kong says it will follow law in Snowden case

Jun 17 2013, 1:58am CDT | by

Beijing, June 17 (IANS/EFE) The government of Hong Kong, headed by Leung Chung-ying, said it will conduct itself in accord with the laws in the case of US former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, who is believed to be in hiding at an unknown location in the coastal enclave.

Beijing, June 17 (IANS/EFE) The government of Hong Kong, headed by Leung Chung-ying, said it will conduct itself in accord with the laws in the case of US former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, who is believed to be in hiding at an unknown location in the coastal enclave.

Leung said in a statement that China's special administrative region will handle the case according to its established procedures, an allusion to the possibility that the US might ask for the extradition of its citizen, who leaked information about the massive program to eavesdrop on the conversations of US citizens and who has also claimed that his country has been spying on China and Hong Kong for years.

On Saturday, about 900 demonstrators - according to organizers - participated in Hong Kong in a march to support the 29-year-old technician, who last Wednesday in remarks to the South China Morning Post said that he would fight any extradition attempt.

To date, the Chinese government has kept silent on the case, which became public just days after the first meeting between US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at which cybersecurity was a central issue.

China, whom Washington has accused repeatedly of staging cyberattacks, so far has only insisted that it is one of the "main victims" of those attacks and had announced the creation of an office devoted to the diplomatic aspects of cybersecurity.

The US confirmed that Snowden is under investigation but US authorities have not said whether they will request his extradition.

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Oct 29 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

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Are FBI and NCTC Trying to Pressure Prosecutors to Charge the Second Intercept Source?

Oct 29 2014 8:35am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

Citing “law enforcement and intelligence sources who have been briefed on the case,” Michael Isikoff reports that the government has identified “the second leaker” — a source of information on drone targeting and terrorist watchlisting for The Intercept. The FBI has identified an employee of a federal contracting firm suspected of being the so-called second leaker who turned over sensitive documents about the US government’s terrorist watch list to a journalist closely associated ...
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(YAHOO! NEWS) The FBI has identified an employee of a federal contracting firm suspected of being the so-called “second leaker” who turned over sensitive documents about the U.S. government’s terrorist watch list to a journalist closely associated with ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, according to law enforcement and intelligence sources who have been briefed on the case. The FBI recently executed a search of the suspect’s home, and federal prosecutors ...
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