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Edward Snowden

Nicaragua: willing to grant asylum to Snowden

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 06 July, 2013, 9:22am
UPDATED : Saturday, 06 July, 2013, 9:36am

President Daniel Ortega said Friday he’s willing to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden “if circumstances allow it.”

Snowden has asked for asylum in several countries, including Nicaragua.

Ortega didn’t say what the right circumstances would be when he made the offer during a speech in Managua.

He said the Nicaraguan embassy in Moscow received Snowden’s application for asylum and that it is studying the request.

“We have the sovereign right to help a person who felt remorse after finding out how the United States was using technology to spy on the who world, and especially its European allies,” Ortega said.


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hard times !
now the government of Nicaragua has disclosed the letter from Snowden to her,in it he explained his plight and risky situation once he was extradited back to the States----long-term jail (including inhumane torture in jail) and even death.No wonder,NIcaragua has promised to grant him an asylum on humanitarium grounds.So did both Bolivia and Venezuela though both might be asked by Uncle Sam to have him arrested and sent back to the States for a 'fair' trial---on charges of treason, espionage,leaking confidential information of national defence and stealing government properties.If one is labelled as a traitor by prominent politicans, can you expect him to get a fair trial ?


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