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Is it illegal for the U.S. to block Edward Snowden’s asylum claim?

Is the United States illegally trying to block Edward Snowden’s right to seek asylum in other nations? That’s what the National Security Agency leaker asserts. In a meeting Friday at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, he told representatives of human…  …

Edward Snowden’s journey from high school drop-out to focus of international intrigue

Hunted as a US traitor and at the center of a diplomatic row, Edward Snowden got off to a less spectacular start in life: he is a self-confessed geek and high school dropout. Snowden, 30, who Friday told human rights activists in Moscow that he wanted to claim asylum in…

Snowden’s full statement from Moscow: ‘I did what I believed right’

Full transcript of the statement made by Edward Snowden, in which he accepts all offers of asylum he has been given Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, posted by WikiLeaks: Friday July 12, 15:00 UTC Hello. My name is Ed Snowden. A little over one month ago,…

Snowden announces plans to apply for asylum in Russia

MOSCOW — Edward Snowden could stay in Russia if he stops issuing leaks that damage the United States, the Kremlin said Friday after the US fugitive told rights activists in a Moscow airport that he is seeking asylum in Russia. “Mr. Snowden could hypothetically stay in Russia if he: first,…

Edward Snowden has not replied to asylum offer: Venezuela

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has yet to reply to Venezuela’s offer of asylum, Venezuelan foreign Minister Elias Jaua told AFP on Thursday. “Not yet,” Jaua said on the sidelines of a meeting of the Mercosur trade bloc in Montevideo when asked if Caracas had received a response to the…

Rights groups challenge widespread Internet spying in France

French rights groups are to file a criminal complaint Thursday in a bid to uncover the roles played by Internet giants in the widespread spying revealed by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. Lawyers said the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) and the Human Rights League would file the ‘complaint against…

Venezuelan minister: Facebook users unwittingly work as CIA informants

A government minister in Venezuela, which has offered fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden asylum, is urging her countrymen to cancel their Facebook accounts lest they be targeted by US snooping. “Fellow Venezuelans: cancel your Facebook accounts, since you unwittingly have worked as CIA informants! Look at the Snowden case!”…

Russian official: Snowden agrees to asylum in Venezuela

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who has been holed up in a Moscow airport for more than two weeks, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said on Tuesday. “As was expected, Snowden agreed to (Venezuelan President Nicolas) Maduro’s offer of political asylum,”…

Snowden fate in balance as Cuba backs asylum bid

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden won support from Cuba for his bid to seek asylum in Latin America as he began his third week in limbo at a Moscow airport on Monday. Cuba, a key transit point from Russia on the way to Latin America, supported the leaders of Bolivia,…

U.S. pressure helps Snowden make his case for asylum: experts

As Venezuela and Nicaragua offer lifeline to whistleblower, experts say US actions are strengthening his case for safe haven Attempts by the US to close down intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden’s asylum options are strengthening his case to seek a safe harbour outside of Russia, legal experts claim. Snowden, who is…

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