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A former employee of the national security Agency (NSA), USA Edward Snowden, who received asylum in Russia, admitted that he would like to get protection in France. He told this publication France Inter.
Snowden explained that has filed a request for asylum in this country in 2013. Ex-NSA employee said that he would be happy if the current President of France Emmanuel macron approved his statement.
“The saddest part of this story is that the only place where American informant could say, was not Europe, and Russia”, — said Snowden. He believes that to support someone like him does not mean to declare war on the United States.
September 13, Snowden said that he had no fear of surveillance by the American agents, began to lead a normal daily life and even married. His choice was girlfriend Lindsay mills, they secretly got married in Moscow two years ago.
In 2013, Snowden gave the journalists of The Guardian and The Washington Post documents that talked about the program of us intelligence surveillance as U.S. citizens and people outside the country. He fled the country and, in parallel, requested political asylum from several dozen countries, including in Russia. In 2014, he received permission to stay in Russia for three years and then extended for the same period.
In the US, Snowden regarded the illegal transfer of information of importance to national security, the deliberate transfer of intelligence information and theft of state property. In total, he faces up to 30 years in prison.
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