In an article published by Le Monde, the site WikiLeak founder Julian Assange asks Europeans and especially the French and German authorities in particular, to welcome Edward Snowden,
« The States of the European Union, primarily France and Germany should give him a home in any status whatsoever, » writes Julian Assange with Christophe Deloire, the Secretary General of the NGOs journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
To justify his request, Julian Assange said that Europe was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012 and therefore it « must rise to the occasion and demonstrate its commitment to defend freedom of information, whatever fears of political pressure from its closest ally, the United States. »
According to the founder of WikiLeaks, Europe itself has a debt to the computer. He adds that « covered by intrusive device to both their sovereignty and their own principles, the EU countries are indebted to Edward Snowden its revelations of a clear public interest. »
To better understand, do a retrospective of events starting today, Friday 5 July 2013.
We all know that the president of Bolivia who returned home from Moscow, was forced into an emergency landing in Autriche.En Indeed, in their diligence to prove their blind obedience to their capitalist Master governments to know Spain, Portugual, France and Italy have all denied freedom of movement within their airspace to plane carrying President Evo Morales.
The Bolivian president whose plane was hijacked in Europe this week due to rumors of U.S. origin who claimed that the whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board.
Morales then said that the Latin American countries do not need the U.S. Embassy in La Paz.
On Tuesday, July 2, 2013, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy have refused to allow the plane Morales, who was flying from Moscow to Bolivia, through their airspace. Life Morales had been endangered by the forced emergency landing in Austria, had said the Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca after the incident.
Speaking Thursday, July 4, 2013, in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, where the leaders of Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina and Uruguay gathered to show their solidarity with Bolivian President Morales blamed the United States to put pressure on European states to deny her the right aircraft to fly through their airspace.
He added that his plane was forced to land in the Austrian capital Vienna, and he called it a violation of international law.
This event highlights the overwhelming power of money on the human and sacred right to tell the truth and live in the spirit of that vérité.La power of American international finance on the limited sovereignty which remains to above-mentioned countries, France, Portugual, Spain and Italy, can cause death, cause of murder men and women as legitimate elected Evo Morales.Il is not the first leader state threatened by gangsters sitting in occult advice major banks and multinational companies.
First refusal was sent to Edward Snowden when India announced Tuesday, July 2, 2013, rejecting the claim of political refugee computer in an airport in Moscow and wanted by Washington for espionage.
« We have carefully considered the request. After review, we concluded that there is no reason to grant the request, « said a spokesman for the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Spanish government also said it would not consider the claim by former U.S. consultant Edward Snowden, explaining that this request was not valid because it had not been filed by a person on Spanish territory.
Edward Snowden, blocked since June 23 in Moscow airport Sheremetyevo, broke his silence and asks for asylum in 20 countries in total.
In Europe, apart from France, contacted the countries are Germany, Austria, Spain, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland.
Requests were also filed with Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cuba, India, Nicaragua and Venezuela. But Iceland and Ecuador. At first, he also said he wanted to seek asylum in Russia, before giving up, Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
Monday, 1 July 2013, while the espionage of the EU by the United States was growing, Edward Snowden said he would not hesitate to make new revelations about espionage United States and to denounce the « manhunt » launched against him by the Obama administration.
Russia will never deliver Edward Snowden, the American computer located in Moscow and the origin of information on global espionage system set up by the United States, said Monday, July 1, 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin .
He said Snowden, who is according to the Kremlin in the transit area of the airport in Moscow, « was not a Russian agent » and that the Russian intelligence services were not working with him.
If he wants to stay in Russia, he must « stop work to undermine our American partners, » said Putin.
on June 29, 2013
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa announced Saturday, June 29, 2013, he talked over the phone with Vice President Joe Biden about Edward Snowden. « We talked about the Snowden case and he sent me a very polite request of the United States to dismiss the claim, » said the president of Ecuador, during a press conference, stating that this call took place the day before. Indeed, the former intelligence officer asked for political asylum in Ecuador. « I gave him the Ecuadorian position: Vice President, thank you for your call, we appreciate the United States, we have not tried this. Do not think that we are anti-American, like trying to make out some of the media in bad faith, « said Correa.
Ecuadorian President has also announced that its consul in London would be « punished » for having given to U.S. fugitig safe conduct without the permission of Quito and therefore devoid of validity. This paper was cited by Hong Kong to justify his decision to let him win Russia.
The day before, in an interview with NBC, Edward Snowden’s father stated that his son was ready to return to the United States provided it is not imprisoned before his trial, he can choose the Instead of trial and it is not forced into silence.
Ecuador denied, Wednesday, June 26, providing a travel document to Edward Snowden, former collaborator of U.S. intelligence sought by Washington, and kept the suspense of his asylum application, noting that his review may take a day or month. The alleged delivery of a document of this type had been announced by the founder of WikiLeaks, Monday, June 24 Julian Assange is also in the crosshairs of the United States, and refuge for one year the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he enjoys political asylum.
on June 24, 2013
According to a source close to the case cited this Monday, June 24 by the Russian news agency Interfax, Edward Snowden had already left Russia. « Edward Snowden has probably already left Russia. He was able to take off on another flight. It is unlikely that journalists have witnessed her off, « said the source, while the young American was apparently not on the flight Moscow-Havana on which it was recorded. Another source within the security services of the airport, however, told the official news agency Itar-Tass Edward Snowden was still in the transit area of the Moscow-Sheremetyevo airport.
While the former CIA consultant was invisible since his arrival in Moscow yesterday, the United States threatened the Russian retaliation for refusing to deliver him the fugitive. He was supposed to go to Cuba, then join Ecuador, where he applied for political asylum.
Edward Snowden « betrayed his country » according to Kerry
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry threatened China and Russia affect their relationship by finding « very disappointing » that the former consultant of the CIA has been able to travel from Hong Kong to Moscow. Edward Snowden « betrayed his country, » said the chief U.S. diplomat, on a visit to India.
Washington announced Monday June expect Moscow to cooperate to return the United States Edward Snowden, for response to charges against him.
‘Given that cooperation in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon and our history with Russia on strengthening laws on these security issues – including on the return to Russia of serious criminals at the request of Moscow – we hope that the Russian government will explore all possible options to expel Edward Snowden to the United States to face justice of the charges against him, ‘said the spokesman for the National Security Caitlin Hayden.
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said, this Monday, June 23, 2013, in Hanoi, that his government « analyzed » carefully the claim filed by Edward Snowden, a former consultant to the CIA accused of spying by Washington.
« We analyze with great sense of responsibility, » he told reporters in Hanoi where he is on an official visit. « There is freedom of expression and security of citizens in the world. »
Eve, Edward Snowden arrived in Moscow from Hong Kong. He then asked for political asylum in Ecuador. The United States has revoked his passport and asked that it be prevented from continuing his journey.
Edward Snowden incurs 30 years in prison.
Edward Snowden left Hong Kong on the weekend of 22 and 23 June 2013, where he had taken refuge after his revelations on tapping scale of the NSA. The former IT consultant went to Moscow. It should take a Monday flight to Havana. Its goal is to go to Caracas, Venezuela.
On Sunday 23 June, the WikiLeak website said Edward Snowden was « in Russian airspace. » His final destination was given a few hours later.
The Hong Kong government said Edward Snowden left the small territory ‘legally and normal’. He added that the Hong Kong authorities ‘did not get relevant information’ to justify his arrest as requested by the United States, where he faces 30 years in prison after being charged with espionage, theft and illegal use of government property . Hong Kong said that the United States has been informed of his departure.
on June 21, 2013
Former consultant Edward Snowden, causing leaks in U.S. surveillance programs Communications, has been indicted for espionage by the U.S. court, which has asked the Hong Kong challenge, said Friday, June 21, 2013 , a U.S. official said. The young man, a refugee from the May 20, 2013 in Hong Kong, was also charged with theft and illegal use of government property. It is covered by a provisional arrest warrant.
An extradition treaty is in force between Hong Kong and the United States, but Beijing has the right to veto.
Party of Hawaii, where he worked for a subcontractor of American intelligence, Snowden chose to flee to Hong Kong by praising the tradition of defending the freedoms of this country. There seems to be hid.
His indictment by the U.S. Justice occurred the same day that the rapporteurs of the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on freedom of expression have called for the protection of confidential data holders who choose ‘good faith ‘to disclose. ‘A person associated with a State, obliged to keep certain information confidential, disclose information covered by it of violations of human rights (+ whistleblowers +) should not be subject to legal, administrative or disciplinary sanctions as an she acted in good faith in accordance with international standards, « explains the text of the rapporteurs.
An aircraft ready for Iceland?
A businessman linked to the website WikiLeaks has also revealed Thursday, June 20, 2013 as Icelandic preparing a flight to their country for Edward Snowden. In an interview with the Guardian on June 9, he said that Iceland was the closest values to a free and independent internet States countries. « We have a plane and all the logistics are in place. Now we just wait for a response from government, ‘said Thursday night at Channel 2 Sigurvinsson Icelandic Olafur chain, a leader DataCell, an Icelandic company that manages fundraising WikiLeaks.’ The plane can take off tomorrow ‘ he added. The flight would be in a private jet leased to a Chinese company, with contributions collected by WikiLeaks. It would cost at least 40 million ISK (about 250,000 euros).
The Icelandic government has been very cautious on the issue, noting that an applicant must first make an application for asylum in person in the country. ‘Because it is not in the country, I have no comment to make at this time’, said Wednesday the Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson.
Unknown to the general public a few weeks ago, Edward Snowden, 29, is now shaking the U.S. government. The reason? The young man, employed by a service provider of the NSA, the American intelligence agency, has brought to light the eavesdropping scandal set up by the latter. It’s called a ‘whistleblower’, as was a few years ago Bradley Manning, Wikileaks informant.
Since his revelations, Edward Snowden fled the United States, and lies in an undisclosed location in Hong Kong. Public enemy number one for some national hero to others, man has already promised more revelations come … Portrait of a man in the heart of the controversy.
Edward Snowden … who is he?
Edward Snowden was born June 21, 1983 in North Carolina. After the removal of his parents, he grew up not far from the headquarters of the NSA (National Security Agency), the U.S. intelligence agency in Maryland. Poor student in computer science, he left school without any real degree. In 2003, he enlisted in the army, with the aim of joining the special forces. But his dream flies when broke both legs during training. He became a security guard at the NSA, then in charge of monitoring information technologies to the CIA. Her computer skills make it up the ladder. In 2007, he worked under diplomatic cover at the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland. But Edward Snowden quickly disappointed by the methods of intelligence agencies. Yet in 2008, the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States gives him hope. But not for long … In 2009, he left the CIA to get the services of sub-contractors of the NSA, Japan and Hawaii.
In May, Edward Snowden decides to make public confidential documents about the NSA program Prism, a vast system of tapping. After asking leave, claiming to have followed a treatment against his epilepsy, he hastily left Hawaii, where he lives comfortably with $ 200,000 per year (151,000 euros), leaving behind his girlfriend and his family. On 7 June, the Guardian reveals his identity. It confirms that the man behind his leaks. Since May 20, he lives in Hong Kong, in an undisclosed location.
What is the content of Edward Snowden revelations? The man has brought to light the monitoring program Prism, created in 2007 by the NSA (National Security Agency) to monitor large-scale, online activity of a large number of people. This system allows the intelligence agency to collect information (emails, files, photos …) after U.S. companies, including most web giants. The majority of these firms have denied.
Edward Snowden revelations do not have any more of the U.S. government. The FBI has opened a criminal investigation on June 13. « These leaks have caused significant damage to our country and to our security. We take all necessary measures to ensure that this person is responsible for the leaks, ‘said Robert Mueller, President of the FBI during a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives. The man also defended the Prism program explaining that he could have, catch one of the participants in the attacks of 11 September 2001.
In the United States, some Americans see Edward Snowden as a true ‘traitor’. This is particularly the case of Dick Cheney. In an interview on Fox Newz chain, the former U.S. vice president (2001-2009) was indeed strongly attacked alleged the leaks, saying he had ‘enormous damage’ in the fight against terrorism.
At the same time, other Americans consider Edward Snowden as a national hero. Among his supporters, former NSA employee can count on director Michael Moore. A few days ago, a demonstration in support of Edward Snowden took place in Hong Kong, where he found refuge. Several hundred people marched.
As U.S. President, he spoke about it in mid-June through the Chief of Staff of the White House, Denis McDonough. While defending the Prism program, explaining that he did not think it violates the freedoms of Americans, Barack Obama would welcome a public debate on this issue ‘, according to Denis McDonough.
Soon, rumors Edward Snowden is in fact a spy for China circulated. Including claims based on the fact that he fled to Hong Kong, Chinese autonomous territory, and denied by the former NSA employee himself: ‘I have had no contact with the Chinese government’ he reacts on an online forum run by the Guardian. U.S. officials have also indicated that, for now, nothing left to assume that Edward Snowen has had contacts with the Chinese authorities. A spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also made statements to this effect.
Other revelations Edward Snowden: NSA piraterait computers in Hong Kong and China since 2009. Among the institutions involved, be included the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
« The Edward Snowden case » is not unlike the previous two: Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning are also considered as « whistleblowers. » The first aired in 1971, the « Pentagon Papers » documents classified secret defense on the Vietnam War. As for Bradley Manning, a military analyst with the U.S. Army, he is accused of passing to WikiLeaks, tens of thousands of confidential diplomatic cables.