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Venezuela offers asylum to U.S. fugitive Snowden
Posted By admin On July 6, 2013 @ 3:23 am In Featured Stories,Tile,World News | Comments Disabled
Daniel Wallis and Deisy Buitrago
July 6, 2013
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Friday in defiance of Washington, which is demanding his arrest for divulging details of secret U.S. spy programs.
Snowden, 30, is believed to be holed up in the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international airport and has been trying to find a country that would take him since he landed from Hong Kong on June 23.
“In the name of America’s dignity … I have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to Edward Snowden,” Maduro told a military parade marking Venezuela’s independence day.
“He is a young man who has told the truth, in the spirit of rebellion, about the United States spying on the whole world.”
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URLs in this post:
 Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/06/us-usa-security-venezuela-idUSBRE96500420130706?irpc=932
 Snowden has not responded to Venezuela asylum offer: FM: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowden-has-not-responded-to-venezuela-asylum-offer-fm.html
 Snowden’s Venezuela offer ‘last chance’ for political asylum – Russian official: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowdens-venezuela-offer-last-chance-for-political-asylum-russian-official.html
 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
 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
 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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