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- Obama Should Just Pardon Bradley Manning (newrepublic.com)
- Snowden files stoke U.S. security concerns (japantimes.co.jp)
- The Zionist Regime and the Israeli-Run NSA Busted (Part III) (veteranstoday.com)
- Russia demands Interpol explain refusal to track down financier (news.terra.com)
- Libby’s Stew-Re: Snowden & ‘Casual Abduction of Bolivian Prez’ (correntewire.com)
- WRAPUP 1-U.S. reviews security damage from NSA disclosures (xe.com)
- Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, Emerging From Darkness, the Edward Snowden Story (tomdispatch.com)
- Cuba denounces U.S. pressure over Snowden’s fate (news.terra.com)
- Rebecca Solnit: Prometheus Among the Cannibals (guernicamag.com)
- Snowden needs “world’s protection”, says Venezuelan leader (stabroeknews.com)
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The U.S. has pledged not to seek the death penalty for NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden. To persuade the Minister of Justice to give up Snowden, it appears that Eric Holder had to ironically assure Russian authorities that it will respect human rights.
“The United States would not seek the death penalty for Mr. Snowden should he return to the United States,” he wrote. “We believe these assurances eliminate these asserted grounds for Mr. Snowden’s claim that he should be treated as a refugee or granted asylum, temporary or otherwise.”
For good measure, he wrote that “Mr. Snowden will not be tortured. Torture is unlawful in the United States.”
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