Edward Snowden, a former employee of the National Security Agency. (Source: AFP)
Overseas Networks September 19 - Edward Snowden, a former employee of the US National Security Agency and a disclosant of the Prism Gate incident, has recently become the focus of public opinion. On Thursday (19), French Foreign Minister Ledrion made it clear that France had not changed its position of not offering asylum to Snowden, following media reports that Snowden had again applied for asylum to France.
Radio France Internationale recently broadcast an exclusive interview with Snowden, in which he admitted that he had applied for asylum to French President Olander in 2013, but was rejected. Snowden also expressed the hope that the current French President Mark Long would provide him with asylum and grant him the right to live in France.
According to French television 24 (France24), Ledrion 19 to the outside world on the latest foreign policy of the judge said that so far, Snowden only through the media asylum request, but there is no reason for France to change its position not to provide him with asylum.
In 2013, France considered it inappropriate to accept Snowdens asylum application. Nowadays, Frances position on this issue has not changed from a political point of view or a legal point of view. Ledrion said. French television station 24 said more than 12 countries had so far refused Snowdens asylum request.
Snowden was born in Elizabeth, North Carolina in 1983. In June 2013, he disclosed the secret documents of the Prism Monitoring Project of the US Security Agency, exposed the large-scale monitoring activities in the United States, and shocked international public opinion. Subsequently, the United States prosecuted Snowden for three felonies, including espionage. In August 2013, Snowden received temporary refuge permits from Russia. The following year, he was granted residence permits by the Russian side. His residence permit in Russia has been extended to 2020.
Snowden returned to the publics attention with his new book Permanent Record on 17 January, but on the day the new book was released, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Snowden, claiming that part of his new book violated his confidentiality agreements with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency. The U.S. government said it would not stop the sale of its new book, but tried to confiscate all the proceeds from Snowdens new book.
Source: Author of Overseas Net: Yao Kaihong, Editor-in-Charge: Du Shuo_NB12556