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WorldSnowden calls on France's Macron to grant him asylum

12:30  16 september  2019
12:30  16 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Former U. S spy agency contractor Edward Snowden hopes France will grant him asylum , according to a France Inter radio interview to be broadcast on In excerpts made available on the French radio station’ s Twitter account, Snowden says he would “love to see” French President Emmanuel Macron

PARIS (Reuters) – Former U. S spy agency contractor Edward Snowden hopes France will grant him asylum , according to a France Inter radio interview to be. FILE PHOTO: Edward Snowden speaks via video link as he takes part in a round table on the protection of whistleblowers at the Council of

PARIS (AP) — Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs, is calling on French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum.

Snowden calls on France's Macron to grant him asylum © Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2015, file photo, Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu. Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)

Snowden, now living in Russia to avoid prosecution in the United States, stressed in an interview broadcast Monday on France's Inter radio that "protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act" and that he feels entitled to get protected status in France.

Snowden unsuccessfully applied for asylum in France in 2013 under Macron's predecessor, Francois Hollande. He has also sought asylum in several other countries.

Snowden's memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time, will be released Tuesday in about 20 countries, including France.

The French presidency did not comment.

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