Sunday, June 23, 2013
Snowden- Man Who Leaked US Government Surveillance Program Is On The Run
Edward Snowden the man who leaked the details of US Government's surveillance program is on the run in Moscow and is seeking asylum in Equador. A onetime contract analyst of National Security Agency (NSA), Snowden who was in Hong Kong, but left after US sought his extradition. He landed in Moscow, where a CNN crtew spotted a car with diplomatic plates and Equadorian flag at the Russian capital's International airport. Wikileaks, which facilitates of the classified information, is reportedly aiding the NSA whistleblower's efforts to seek asylum on foreign soil. The group did not disclose which will be Snowden's final destination. Equador has given the founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange refuge in its London Embassy in 2912, after he tried and failed to find extradition to Sweden. The Us is asking Equador, Cuba and Venezuela not to admit Snowden. Snowden 'left Hong Kong legally' and is headed to Equador via a safe route for the purpose of asylum' Wikileaks said in a statement issued Sunday. He is accopanied by diplomates and lawyers for Wikileaks including former Spanish judge Baltssar Garzon, Wikileaks said. " the Wikileaks legal team and I are interested in presenting Mr Snowden's rights and protecting him as a person, said Garzon." " what is being done to Snowden and Assange- for making or facilitating disclosures in the public interest -is an assault against the people" Snowden admitted that he was the source of leaking classified documents about the NSA's surveillance programs to the British Newspaper the Guardian. The documents revealed the existence of programs that collect the records of telephone calls in America and monitor the intenet activities of overseas residents. The revelations of Wikileaks rocked the Obama administration and the US intelligence coimminity, raising questions asbout NSA's secret operations. The US government said that it will charge Snowden with espionage and theft of government property and asked Hong Kong authorities to hold him. The US government had also asked Hong Kong to issue a provisional arrest warrant for Snowden but Hong Kong but hong Kong did not comply( Sorry Master! There were your slave Pakistan, with movement of your lips the slave would have laid down snowden). US government is defending surveillance program and recording details of phone calls. Lsast week Snowden told South China Morning Post that Us intelligence agents have been hacking computer networkd in Hong Kong and China for years. Snowden said he fled with classified documents after taking leave from his job as intelligence analyst for NSA. A series of blog post this week purportedly by Snowden said he leaked classified details about said program because Obama worsened ' abusive' practices. Snowden added he will have to get out of the USA before the leaks were published worldwide to avoid being targetted by the government.