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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
Reuters [1]
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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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/06/us-usa-security-venezuela-idUSBRE96500420130706?irpc=932

[2] Snowden has not responded to Venezuela asylum offer: FM: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowden-has-not-responded-to-venezuela-asylum-offer-fm.html

[3] 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

[4] 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

[5] 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

[6] 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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