Edward Snowden speaks via video link from Russia as he takes part in a round table meeting on the subject of ‘Improving the protection of whistle-blowers’, at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, earlier this year. File photo: AFP

Wanted: a new German or French home for Edward Snowden, who never chose Russia

  • Edward Snowden, about to publish his memoirs ‘Permanent Record’, has been living in Russia since 2013
  • He has been publicly lobbying the French and German governments to grant him asylum
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Edward Snowden speaks via video link from Russia as he takes part in a round table meeting on the subject of ‘Improving the protection of whistle-blowers’, at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, earlier this year. File photo: AFP
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Former US intelligence contractor and whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Photo: AFP

US whistle-blower Edward Snowden tells life story and why he leaked in new memoir

  • Snowden’s book tells how he came to reveal secret details about the US government’s collection of emails, phone calls and internet activity in the name of national security
  • The former NSA and CIA contractor now lives in Russia, to avoid prosecution in the US
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Former US intelligence contractor and whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Photo: AFP
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