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Snowden needs “world’s protection”, says Venezuelan leader

Posted By admin On July 2, 2013 @ 11:23 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Alissa de Carbonnel and Alexei Anishchuk
Reuters [1]
July 2, 2013

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday that Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor, deserved the “world’s protection” for divulging details of Washington’s spy program.

Snowden, wanted by Washington on spying charges for revealing the secret U.S. electronic surveillance program Prism, has applied for political asylum in more than a dozen countries, in his search for safety.

The 30-year-old is in legal limbo in the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, unable to fly on to a hoped-for destination in Latin America because he has no legal travel documents and no Russian visa to leave the airport.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/02/us-usa-security-snowden-idUSBRE96107520130702

[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] WikiLeaks: NSA leaker Snowden applied for asylum in six more countries: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-nsa-leaker-snowden-applied-for-asylum-in-six-more-countries.html

[4] Snowden may be granted entry to Russia Wednesday: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowden-may-be-granted-entry-to-russia-wednesday.html

[5] Snowden requested asylum in Moscow, but withdrew it when asked to cease ‘anti-US activity’ – Kremlin: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowden-requested-asylum-in-moscow-but-withdrew-it-when-asked-to-cease-anti-us-activity-kremlin.html

[6] Russia Denies Snowden Has Applied For Political Asylum: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-denies-snowden-has-applied-for-political-asylum.html

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