Asylum Request For Edward Snowden Accepted By Venezuela

Looks like Edward Snowden will have to globe trot for his asylum request. He spent a few days in Russia, but after the US extradition request he will now need to flee Russia. WikiLeaks Legal Adviser Sarah Harrison has submitted asylum applications and requests for asylum assistance to a raft of countries on his behalf including India and China. But only a few countries have agreed to offer such support to him, the first one being Venezuela, as it’s president Nicolas Maduro stated during a parade that it has rejected US requests for extradition and will offer him political and humanitarian asylum. Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega previously said his country would offer Snowden asylum “if circumstances permit.”

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