US files criminal charges against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden

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posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 04:02 AM
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US files criminal charges against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden


www.guardian.co.uk

The US has filed espionage charges against the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and reports say authorities have requested that Hong Kong detain him for extradition. Legislators in Hong Kong responded by calling for mainland China to intervene in the case.

Snowden is reported to be in hiding in Hong Kong. The Washington Post said the US had asked the autonomous Chinese territory to detain the former NSA contractor on a provisional arrest warrent,
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posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 04:02 AM
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Most here expected this to happen sooner or later, Snowden is now officially charged with “unauthorized communication of national defense information” and “willful communication of classified communications intelligence information to an unauthorized person,” both charges were brought under the Espionage Act. in addition to theft of government property.
Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Mr. Snowden, you said, you don't consider yourself a hero, but i and many others believe what you did was very brave and more importantly the right thing to do. You have my full support and i wish you all the strength you need for the critical times ahead.

To the US administration: It is high time to fundamentally reconsider your attitude towards the constitutional rights of the american public. If you continue down this path, you yourself will contribute the most to the revolutionary situation you so desperately trying to prevent.

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posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 04:05 AM
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old news, posted on the 22nd?

hah
edit on 22-6-2013 by pyramidikal because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 04:10 AM
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Yes, thanks mate. I checked for other posts, but obviously not good enough.


Mods, please delete. Thanks.



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 06:53 AM
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If what he said wasn't true, they wouldn't have charged him. I am more confident now that he's been charged that he was and is telling the truth.





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