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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 [1]
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 [2] 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 [3].

“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.

Full article here [1]


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[1] London Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/17/edward-snowden-brazil-spying-asylum

[2] open letter from the NSA whistleblower to the Brazilian people: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/17/edward-snowden-letter-brazilian-people

[3] said in the letter: http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mundo/2013/12/1386291-leia-integra-da-carta-de-snowden-ao-brasil.shtml

[4] Brazilian Politicians Want To Offer Snowden Asylum After Learning Of US Spying On Brazilians: http://www.prisonplanet.com/brazilian-politicians-want-to-offer-snowden-asylum-after-learning-of-us-spying-on-brazilians.html

[5] Edward Snowden asking 15 countries for asylum, Russian official says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/edward-snowden-asking-15-countries-for-asylum-russian-official-says.html

[6] Icelandic Legislator: I’m Ready To Help NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Seek Asylum: http://www.prisonplanet.com/icelandic-legislator-im-ready-to-help-nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-seek-asylum.html

[7] Venezuela offers asylum to U.S. fugitive Snowden: http://www.prisonplanet.com/venezuela-offers-asylum-to-u-s-fugitive-snowden.html

[8] Obama speaks direct to Putin about Edward Snowden as whistleblower seeks temporary asylum in Russia: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-speaks-direct-to-putin-about-edward-snowden-as-whistleblower-seeks-temporary-asylum-in-russia.html

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