Edward Snowden says he was left with little choice other than to accept Russian citizenship. Photo: Reuters
Edward Snowden says he was left with little choice other than to accept Russian citizenship. Photo: Reuters

US whistle-blower Snowden defends acceptance of Russian citizenship

  • He has repeatedly made it clear he applied for asylum in Russia out of necessity because he is threatened with extradition to the US by other countries
  • Snowden is wanted by the US for giving journalists documents on the spying activities of the National Security Agency and its British counterpart in 2013

Edward Snowden says he was left with little choice other than to accept Russian citizenship. Photo: Reuters
Edward Snowden says he was left with little choice other than to accept Russian citizenship. Photo: Reuters
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