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Edward Snowden offers to help Brazil over US spying in return for asylum
Posted By admin On December 17, 2013 @ 12:52 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled
Paul Owen, Jonathan Watts
London Guardian 
December 17, 2013
Edward Snowden has offered to help Brazil investigate US spying on its soil in exchange for political asylum, in an open letter from the NSA whistleblower to the Brazilian people  published by the Folha de S Paulo newspaper.
“I’ve expressed my willingness to assist where it’s appropriate and legal, but, unfortunately, the US government has been working hard to limit my ability to do so,” Snowden said in the letter .
“Until a country grants me permanent political asylum, the US government will continue to interfere with my ability to speak out,” he said.
Snowden – currently living in Russia, where he has been granted a year’s asylum until next summer – said he had been impressed by the Brazilian government’s strong criticism of the NSA spy programme targeting internet and telecommunications worldwide, including monitoring the mobile phone of the Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff.
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URLs in this post:
 London Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/17/edward-snowden-brazil-spying-asylum
 open letter from the NSA whistleblower to the Brazilian people: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/17/edward-snowden-letter-brazilian-people
 said in the letter: http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mundo/2013/12/1386291-leia-integra-da-carta-de-snowden-ao-brasil.shtml
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