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Iceland parliament declines Snowden’s citizenship bid
Posted By admin On July 6, 2013 @ 3:22 am In Featured Stories,World News | Comments Disabled
Robert Robertsson, and Alistair Scrutton and Mia Shanley
July 6, 2013
A bid by Edward Snowden for Icelandic citizenship failed when the country’s parliament voted not to debate it before the summer recess, lawmakers said on Friday.
The vote leaves Snowden – believed to be staying in a transit area at a Moscow airport – with one option fewer as he seeks a country to shelter him from U.S. espionage charges.
Six members of parliament tabled a proposal late on Thursday to grant Snowden citizenship after they received a request from him via WikiLeaks, opposition parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir said.
But a majority of parliamentarians voted late on Thursday against allowing the proposal to be put on the agenda, a day before parliament went into summer recess. It does not reconvene until September.
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