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German court won't allow Edward Snowden into country to speak

The German constitutional court will not allow Edward Snowden into the country, despite some politicians asking him to speak in person
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Dec 13, 2014 8:23 pm

The German constitutional court will not allow the Green or Left parties to bring former NSA contractor Edward Snowden into the country to speak out about NSA spying. Instead, the committee of eight MPs might be sent to Moscow, where Snowden is currently living, but Snowden's attorney said the American will only speak to German officials if sent to Germany.

 

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It's likely there are German politicians that don't want to allow Snowden into the country, as he's a wanted criminal - with a suspended US passport - and the US would be anxious for any of its allies to extradite the former intelligence analyst.

 

German support for Snowden reached a new high last year, after some of Snowden's leaks indicated the NSA spied on Chancellor Angela Merkel and several other high-ranking government officials.

NEWS SOURCES:Theguardian.com, Wired.com

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