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  • Edward Snowden, the American whistleblower who fled the country after his massive leak of classified intelligence files in 2013, says he's applying for Russian citizenship now to avoid separation from his son.

  • Snowden's wife, Lindsay, is pregnant on expecting to give birth next month, According to local media, the two want Russian passports.

  • Writing on Twitter, Snowden cited border closures and ongoing public safety concerns is influencing his decision.

  • He added.

  • Lindsay and I will remain Americans raising our son with all the values of the America we love, including the freedom to speak his mind.

  • Seven years ago, Snowden was working as a contractor for the U.

  • S National Security Agency when he revealed files showing vast domestic and international surveillance operations.

  • Ever since, US authorities have wanted him returned to face a criminal trial on espionage charges.

  • Russia has already granted Snowden permanent residency rights.

Edward Snowden, the American whistleblower who fled the country after his massive leak of classified intelligence files in 2013, says he's applying for Russian citizenship now to avoid separation from his son.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/04
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