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Sun Aug 4, 2013, 12:20 PM

7. World from Berlin: 'Snowden Had No Other Choice'

 

The Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, the largest newspaper in the populous Ruhr region of North Rhine-Westphalia, writes:

"Snowden is out of the intermediate world of the Moscow airport and has now entered Russia. Russia of all places, a country that is anything but a flawless democracy. A country in which a former intelligence agent rules the country with an iron fist. But to blame the whistleblower for all this would either be malicious or na´ve. Snowden had no other choice."

"Go back to the States? The fate of WikiLeaks informant Bradley Manning shows what happens to people there who uncover government misconduct. Not a single country that could claim to be democratically flawless offered Snowden asylum."

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/german-press-review-on-russian-decision-to-give-snowden-asylum-a-914520.html

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