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Snowden’s Venezuela offer ‘last chance’ for political asylum – Russian official
Posted By admin On July 8, 2013 @ 5:26 am In World News | Comments Disabled
London Guardian 
July 8, 2013
Venezuela’s offer of asylum could be NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s “last chance” to avoid extradition to the US, an influential member of the Russian parliament suggested Sunday.
Alexei Pushkov, who chairs the Duma’s foreign affairs committee and is seen to have the ear of the Kremlin, made the comment in a tweet, having previously stated his views that a move to Caracas would be the “best solution” for the fugitive.
Snowden is believed to be holed up in transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, having arrived from Hong Kong two week’s earlier but unable to progress further.
But on Friday and Saturday, three South America countries – Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela – offered asylum to the man wanted in the US for leaking documents unveiling the extent of its domestic and international surveillance programme.
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URLs in this post:
 London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/07/edward-snowden-venezuela-last-chance
 Snowden has not responded to Venezuela asylum offer: FM: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowden-has-not-responded-to-venezuela-asylum-offer-fm.html
 Venezuela offers asylum to U.S. fugitive Snowden: http://www.prisonplanet.com/venezuela-offers-asylum-to-u-s-fugitive-snowden.html
 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
 Russia Denies Snowden Has Applied For Political Asylum: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-denies-snowden-has-applied-for-political-asylum.html
 No asylum application from Snowden yet: Russian migration chief: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-asylum-application-from-snowden-yet-russian-migration-chief.html
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