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article imageAmnesty International: U.S. must not hunt Snowden down

By Saunon Malek     Jun 25, 2013 in Politics
Amnesty International claims that whistleblower Edward Snowden should not be hunted down for disclosing top-secret information with regard to NSA's spying activities.
"No one should be charged under any law for disclosing information of human rights violations by the U.S. government. Such disclosures are protected under the rights to information and freedom of expression," stated Widney Brown, who is the Senior Director for International Law and Policy at Amnesty International. He further stated, ""It appears he is being charged by the U.S. government primarily for revealing its and other governments’ unlawful actions that violate human rights.”
Snowden, whose asylum status in Ecuador was recently accepted, is predicted to head there, to avoid being extradited and most probably, imprisoned by the U.S. government. According to Press TV, he is charged with "conveying classified information to an unauthorized party, disclosing communications intelligence information, and theft of government property."
CNN states that Snowden is currently in the Moscow international airport, having fled there from Hong Kong. It was rumored the whistleblower had taken a flight to Cuba, however one of CNN's reporters who was on the flight, reported no sign of him.
Where the fugitive will head next is not known, but as he roams around on Russian soil, U.S. officials "plead" for Russian cooperation.
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