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WikiLeaks to Iceland: Grant Snowden Asylum

WikiLeaks to Iceland: Grant Snowden Asylum
Posted June 20th, 2013 @ 8:38am by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– After a year in Ecuador's embassy, Julian Assange is now seeking asylum for someone else. WikiLeaks is in talks with Iceland's government to secure asylum for Edward Snowden, Assange said; an Iceland spokeswoman said Snowden supporters have indeed been pushing for it, the New York Times reports. The country "would be a smart choice" for Snowden since its leaders have backed freedom of information, says a law professor. Assange, for his part, says he has a "great deal of personal sympathy" for the NSA whistleblower.

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