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Whistle-blower Edward Snowden's father gets papers to see son in Russia

Lawyer to travel with fugitive's dad to meet son and discuss how to fight spy charges

PUBLISHED : Monday, 12 August, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 12 August, 2013, 4:41am
 

The father of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has secured documents to visit his son in Russia and plans to discuss how he could fight espionage charges, Lon Snowden and his lawyer said yesterday.

Neither Lon Snowden nor his lawyer Bruce Fein has spoken directly with the former NSA analyst since he fled the United States and received asylum in Russia, they said. But the father and lawyer also said they look forward to meeting with Edward.

Fein said he and Lon Snowden would both visit Russia soon, but would not say when.

"We have a date which we won't discuss because of the frenzy," Fein said on ABC television.

Lon Snowden told the same programme: "As a father, I want my son to come home if I believe that the justice system … is going to be applied correctly."

But the elder Snowden is not convinced his son would get a fair hearing in court, given what he called "absolutely irresponsible" descriptions of his son's actions from President Barack Obama, his administration and top lawmakers from both parties.

"They have poisoned the well, so to speak, in terms of a potential jury pool," said Lon Snowden.

Fein said the family was willing to discuss conditions under which Edward Snowden might return to the US and perhaps face criminal proceedings. Fein added that he plans to "suggest criminal defence attorneys who've got experience with criminal Espionage Act prosecutions" when he meets with Snowden.

Meanwhile, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Americans owe Edward Snowden a debt of gratitude because he prompted Obama to promise an overhaul of secret surveillance. "As Snowden has stated, his biggest concern was if he blew the whistle and change did not occur," Assange said in comments published on his Australian website.

"Well, reforms are taking shape, and for that, the President and people of the United States and around the world owe Edward Snowden a debt of gratitude."

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patrick.mcgean
International diplomacy, allowing a father to see his son, the horrible terrorist or hero to all free men and women. Edward is a man without a country at least he is not aboard a vessel at sea never to touch his home soil again. Income? Who will employ a exposed spy, even the KGB would have second thoughts. We are the Cellular Matrix Study and need a Russian Director who speaks English, we could care less about the past we live for the future. Lance Armstrong could ride for Organic Sulfur for the Study any time, doping becomes unnecessary when organic sulfur is returned to the biology of man.
The Sulfur Cycle was broken first in the Ukraine after WW2, that and fluoride give an idea how
Stalin hated the Ukrainians, but Georgians can be opinionated. Such love for your fellow man is what Edward showed us from the administration, spying on us because they are afraid we will look behind the green curtain to discover the Great and Powerful Oz is bureaucrats afraid of loosing them jobs. Their jobs are to be healthy and part of the Matrix which is Russia, which is the United States, which is China, the entire world is sulfur deficient thanks to chemical fertilizers.
How will Edward survive in a foreign land? Organic sulfur makes girls beautiful, no matter their age and men less stupid. As a father whose son is reminiscent of Edward Snowden I thank anyone responsible for demonstrating reason regarding a father and a son. Love works.
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