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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:40 PM

 

Snowden Could Request Asylum In Russia: Official

MOSCOW, June 27 (Xinhua) -- U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has a chance to receive political asylum from Moscow if he requests it, a Russian official said Thursday.

"It can be considered by the President if Mr. Snowden files such a request," Mikhail Fedotov, head of the Russian Presidential Human Rights Council, told the Interfax news agency.

Fedotov noted that he approached the situation from the perspective of human rights protection rather than foreign policy.

"A person, disclosing secrets concealed by special services, if these secrets are a threat to millions of people ... such a person does deserve political asylum in this or that country," he said.

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"I think it will be the right thing to do if they do grant him asylum," Fedotov said, adding the whistleblower "must be under the protection of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees throughout this procedure."

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Purveyor Jun 2013 OP
flamingdem Jun 2013 #1
kentuck Jun 2013 #2
flamingdem Jun 2013 #3
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:41 PM

1. If this happens it might be a deal behind the scenes with the USA

Snowden stays out of jail in return for admitting what he took and who helped him

oh and Putin is using this to distract from a trial of his enemies .. about civil liberties he won't grant

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:45 PM

2. Should he take an offer from Russia for political asylum?

Or should he return to prison in the US?

Wow! That will take a long time to make that decision, don't you think?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:46 PM

3. Whatever happens Putin will be sure to have him

debriefed..

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:52 PM

4. That happened days ago and most likely a condition put forth for his safe haven in Russia. eom

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:58 PM

5. I wonder how many teeth they left in Snowden's mouth

 

Seems like a match made in heaven.

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