The tour management team heading NSA leaker and fugitive Edward Snowden’s “Tyranny Tour” will be meeting in Moscow this Monday to discuss Snowden’s next tour stop.
Russia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Cuba to Discuss Snowden Asylum in Moscow
Mérida, 28th June 2013 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Diplomats from Russia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Cuba will meet in Moscow on Monday to discuss the situation of U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
The ex-NSA contractor has requested asylum in Ecuador to avoid what he fears would result in judicial persecution if he is extradited to the United States.
On Monday diplomats from Russia and the three leftist Latin American countries will meet with human rights activists in the Russian Public Chambers, a consultative body linked to the Kremlin, ”to give a social evaluation of the situation,” a Public Chambers spokesperson said.
Observers consider the possibility of Ecuador offering Snowden asylum to have increased after the Ecuadorian government renounced trade preferences with the U.S. as a sign that it “doesn’t accept pressure or threats from anyone”.
Last night Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro also appeared to further open the door to Snowden, stating that if an asylum request was made, Venezuela would be willing to offer the whistleblower protection.
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