June 24, 2013
Julian Assange, the founder of the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, said Monday that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is “healthy and safe.” But Assange would not reveal Snowden’s whereabouts, amid confusion and questions Monday morning about his plans to seek asylum.
“We are aware of where Mr. Snowden is. He is in a safe place. His spirits are high,” Assange said in a conference call with reporters this morning. “Due to the bellicose fritz coming from the U.S. administration at this time, we cannot … reveal what country he’s in at this time.”
Assange said that WikiLeaks has assisted Snowden in completing asylum applications. He confirmed that Snowden has requested asylum in Ecuador — which is reviewing his request — and “possibly other countries.” When pressed further for specifics, Assange mentioned Iceland as one country from which Snowden has requested asylum. He said he wasn’t sure about others.
This article was posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11:16 am