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Bolivia leader’s jet diverted ‘amid Snowden suspicions’

Posted By admin On July 2, 2013 @ 7:15 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

BBC News [1]
July 2, 2013

Bolivian President Evo Morales’s plane has been diverted to Austria amid suspicion that US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is on board, the foreign minister has said.

David Choquehuanca denied that Mr Snowden was on the plane. France and Portugal reportedly refused to allow the Bolivia-bound flight to cross their airspace.

Mr Snowden is seeking asylum in several countries to avoid extradition to the US for leaking intelligence secrets.

Mr Choquehuanca told reporters on Tuesday that France and Portugal had closed their airspace over the “huge lie” that Mr Snowden was on board.

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[1] BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23156360

[2] NSA leaker Snowden’s plane to Cuba will pass through US airspace – source: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nsa-leaker-snowdens-plane-to-cuba-will-pass-through-us-airspace-source.html

[3] Evo Morales threatens to close US embassy in Bolivia as leaders weigh in: http://www.prisonplanet.com/evo-morales-threatens-to-close-us-embassy-in-bolivia-as-leaders-weigh-in.html

[4] Snowden’s Venezuela offer ‘last chance’ for political asylum – Russian official: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowdens-venezuela-offer-last-chance-for-political-asylum-russian-official.html

[5] WikiLeaks: NSA leaker Snowden applied for asylum in six more countries: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-nsa-leaker-snowden-applied-for-asylum-in-six-more-countries.html

[6] Moscow-Cuba plane detour sparks speculation Snowden may be on board: http://www.prisonplanet.com/moscow-cuba-plane-detour-sparks-speculation-snowden-may-be-on-board.html

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