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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
Reuters [1]
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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[1] Reuters: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/05/19305354-iceland-parliament-declines-snowdens-citizenship-bid

[2] Snowden not eligible for fast-track Russian citizenship: authorities: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowden-not-eligible-for-fast-track-russian-citizenship-authorities.html

[3] Schumer predicts mass demonstrations if House blocks path to citizenship: http://www.prisonplanet.com/schumer-predicts-mass-demonstrations-if-house-blocks-path-to-citizenship.html

[4] Schumer changes tune on stripping extremists of citizenship: http://www.prisonplanet.com/schumer-changes-tune-on-stripping-extremists-of-citizenship.html

[5] Cyprus Parliament President Says “No Future” Under Troika, Calls For “Iceland” Solution: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cyprus-parliament-president-says-no-future-under-troika-calls-for-iceland-solution.html

[6] Obama: ‘We Owe’ Young Illegals a Path to Citizenship: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-%e2%80%98we-owe-young-illegals-a-path-to-citizenship.html

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