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Snowden drops bid for asylum in Russia
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Snowden drops bid for asylum in Russia

Jul 3 2013, 12:36am CDT | by

London, July 3 (IANS/EFE) Edward Snowden rescinded his application for political asylum in Russia and appeared to be running out of options Tuesday as he remained stuck in the transit area at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport.

London, July 3 (IANS/EFE) Edward Snowden rescinded his application for political asylum in Russia and appeared to be running out of options Tuesday as he remained stuck in the transit area at Moscow...

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Snowden drops bid for asylum in Russia

Jul 3 2013, 12:36am CDT | by

London, July 3 (IANS/EFE) Edward Snowden rescinded his application for political asylum in Russia and appeared to be running out of options Tuesday as he remained stuck in the transit area at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport.

London, July 3 (IANS/EFE) Edward Snowden rescinded his application for political asylum in Russia and appeared to be running out of options Tuesday as he remained stuck in the transit area at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport.

The former CIA employee and government contractor who has provided documents exposing the US National Security Agency's massive surveillance of global telephonic and Internet communications arrived in Moscow June 23 from Hong Kong.

Washington, which is charging Snowden under the 1917 Espionage Act, revoked his US passport, leaving him unable to board a commercial flight unless some other government provides him with travel documents.

Though authorities in Moscow declined to speculate on why Snowden withdrew his asylum request, it seems likely he was deterred by Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement that approval would be conditioned on the applicant's willingness to forgo making any further revelations about the US government.

The 29-year-old American has sought asylum from a score of countries.

Ecuador, the nation that was expected to welcome Snowden, said it can only consider asylum requests from people who have reached Ecuadorian soil or one of the country's diplomatic missions.

It was at around this time last year that Quito extended asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who remains holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London because Britain refuses to grant him safe conduct to the airport.

A number of countries, including Spain, Poland, Norway, Ireland, India and Brazil, said Tuesday they would not consider Snowden's asylum bid.

But the leaders of two nations that have yet to get an asylum request from Snowden have indicated they would be receptive to such a request.

"Yes, why not?," Bolivian President Evo Morales told a television interviewer who asked if La Paz would consider giving Snowden refuge.

Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, said last week that his government would "almost certainly" extend asylum to Snowden.

"He did not kill anyone and did not plant a bomb," Maduro said Tuesday in Moscow, where both he and Morales were attending a summit of gas-exporting nations. "What he did was tell a great truth in an effort to prevent wars. He deserves protection under international and humanitarian law."

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Jul 21 2014 1:09pm CDT | Source: WND

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(REUTERS) — Edward Snowden, a former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of major U.S. surveillance programs, called on supporters at a hacking conference to spur development of easy-to-use technologies to subvert government surveillance programs around the globe. Snowden, who addressed conference attendees on Saturday via video link from Moscow, said he intends to devote much of his time to promoting such technologies, including ones that allow people to communicate ...
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By Jim Finkle NEW YORK (Reuters) - Edward Snowden, a former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of major U.S. surveillance programs, called on supporters at a hacking conference to spur development of easy-to-use technologies to subvert government surveillance programs around the globe.  Snowden, who addressed conference attendees on Saturday via video link from Moscow, said he intends to devote much of his time to promoting such technologies, including ...
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Jul 18 2014 1:23am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

Edward Snowden Attorney Wolfgang Kaleck Speaks To Foreign Journalists Association
"Regardless of what happens, if I end up in chains in Guantánamo I can live with that." -- Edward Snowden, in an inte ...
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Aussie Attorney General to Julian Assange: Be 'Man Enough' to Face Sexual Assault Charges

Jul 17 2014 9:14pm CDT | Source: Big Government

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One day after a Swedish court upheld the charges of sexual assault against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the attorney general of his native country called upon him to have the courage to face the trial. Australian Attorney General George Brandis told Australia's ABC Radio it was time for Assange to "man up." "I think Mr. Assange should be man enough to face the allegations against him of being a ...
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NSA Workers Might Be Sharing Your Nude Photos

Jul 17 2014 6:44pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Edward Snowden Attorney Wolfgang Kaleck Speaks To Foreign Journalists Association
According to Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who leaked key documents detailing the National Security Agency's broad surveillance tactics, workers at the embattled agency routinely circulate nude photographs discovered in their data sweeps. In a lengthy video interview with The Guardian published Thursday, Snowden said he had observed NSA employees passing around "sexually compromising ...
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