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Will U.S. - take him back? Edward Snowden considers coming home

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/26/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

NSA whistle blower says he is considering a move back home

According to the German news magazine Der Spiegel, Edward Snowden, the man who blew the lid off the National Security Agency's intrusions of privacy into the American public - as well as the nation's closest allies, is "considering" returning home to the U.S. According to his lawyer, this will only happen under certain conditions.

At Edward Snowden's lawyer's request, the NSA investigation committee in the German Bundestag, a constitutional and legislative body, is currently clarifying with the Cabinet of Germany if Snowden can enter and testify there.

At Edward Snowden's lawyer's request, the NSA investigation committee in the German Bundestag, a constitutional and legislative body, is currently clarifying with the Cabinet of Germany if Snowden can enter and testify there.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
5/26/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: Edward Snowden, coming home, U.S., whistle blower


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "There are negotiations," Snowden's German lawyer Wolfgang Kaleck told reporters. "Those who know the case are aware that an amicable agreement with the US authorities will be most reasonable."

Edward Snowden and his advocates are currently mulling over options. His attorney is also secretary-general for the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights. Snowden isn't involved in these negotiations, according to Kaleck. Who adds that his client never acted selfishly and caused no damage.

Starvation never takes a vacation --

"That's why, one could hope that a democratic US government paves the way back to him," he added.

At Snowden's lawyer's request, the NSA investigation committee in the German Bundestag, a constitutional and legislative body, is currently clarifying with the Cabinet of Germany if Snowden can enter and testify there.

News that Snowden wanted to return to the U.S. and was seeking high-ranked lawyer to negotiate his return were first heard in April. Snowden was reportedly seeking the assistance of D.C.-based attorney Plato Cacheris to negotiate a plea deal with federal prosecutors that would allow Snowden to return to the US as well as spare him significant prison time.

While employed by the NSA, Snowden took up to 1.7 million classified files on US vast surveillance apparatus and intelligence gathering methods.

Snowden currently is in temporary asylum in Russia. He is wanted by the U.S. on charges of espionage and theft of government property after leaking a vast trove of classified material to journalists that revealed more understanding of the National Security Agency's global spying operations.

Snowden had earlier said that he wishes to return to the U.S., but has expressed concern that he would be unfairly convicted of spying and subjected to the same treatment as other leakers who dared to expose government secrets during the Obama administration's relentless pursuit of whistleblowers under the Espionage Act.

A plea to give political asylum to Snowden - on the condition that Scotland votes for independence were sent to the Scottish Parliament, was tendered earlier this month. Campaigner Mick Napier, a teacher at University of Glasgow put forward a petition calling for Snowden, now rector of Glasgow University, to be given shelter in Scotland.

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