World’s most wanted man hopes for sanctuary in Iceland

US charges NSA whistle-blower with spying

Washington asks Hong Kong to detain Edward Snowden on provisional arrest warrant, US official says.

Last Modified: 22 Jun 2013 01:30
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US authoritIes have issued a provisional arrest warrant and filed espionage and other charges against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who exposed secret US surveillance programmes, a US official has told AFP news agency.
Confirming a report in the Washington Post newspaper, the US official said that a sealed criminal complaint had been lodged with a federal court in the US state of Virginia and a provisional arrest warrant had also been issued.
Snowden was charged with theft of government property, unauthorised communication of national defence information and willful communication of classified communications intelligence information to an unauthorised person, the document said.
Snowden is reported to be in hiding in Hong Kong, and the US has also asked Hong Kong to detain Snowden on the provisional arrest warrant, the Washington Post newspaper reported, citing unnamed US officials.
The criminal complaint was filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, where Snowden’s former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, is located, the Post reported.

Troves of documents leaked by Snowden revealed that US security services had monitored data about phone calls from Verizon and Internet data from large companies such as Google and Facebook as part of counterterrorism efforts.
Meanwhile, an Icelandic businessman linked to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said on Thursday he had readied a private plane in China to fly Snowden to Iceland if Iceland’s government would grant asylum.

Iceland refused on Friday to say whether it would grant asylum to Snowden.

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8 Responses to “World’s most wanted man hopes for sanctuary in Iceland”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wanted for telling the truth. As a certain Charles Lynton once said, “The truth is no defense”.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Snowden should be ok, as long as they don’t ask for any photographs of his past life.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Snowden is a media creation IMHO. Someone else does his talking for him. No one has seen him live or in person. Just that same picture over and over & comments “attributed” to him by a particular journalist. Knowing that the government & media lie to us on a daily basis, why has everyone suddenly suspended all common sense & fallen for this story hook, line and sinker without even questioning it?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Siberia is OK this time of year… great place to hide out if you have done a crash course in Ray Mears.

    Seriously, I hope he is safe and well. Takes balls to speak out against the establishment.

  5. Tapestry says:

    The whistleblowers could all be false, set up as examples to terrify any others who might think of copying. I’d buy that theory, but don’t have any solid evidence towards it so far.

    Meantime the lesser revelations they have made have been very informative.

    Things have meaning on many levels in the game of power.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi Tap, The message is coming through, it’s coming together.
    Dropping Patterson off your Christmas card list was the ‘ awakening ‘ for you.
    Stick with us, you will get there in the end.

  7. Tapestry says:

    I am still on friendly terms with Owen. How else would we be speaking to each other? We go back too far to make becoming enemies an easy outcome. That said, he clearly has no idea what GM foods are being designed to achieve.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Tap, the point is, will you be sending him a Christmas card.

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