WikiLeaks Statement On Edward Snowden’s Exit From Hong Kong

Edward Snowden is now partnered with Wikileaks and Julian Assange. Earlier last week, Snowden was charged by the U.S. Government:

WikiLeaks, which now legally represents Edward Snowden, was responsible for getting him out of Hong Kong. Here’s the WikiLeaks statement, from its website:

Mr Edward Snowden, the American whistleblower who exposed evidence of a global surveillance regime conducted by US and UK intelligence agencies, has left Hong Kong legally. He is bound for a democratic nation via a safe route for the purposes of asylum, and is being escorted by diplomats and legal advisors from WikiLeaks.

Mr Snowden requested that WikiLeaks use its legal expertise and experience to secure his safety. Once Mr Snowden arrives at his final destination his request will be formally processed.

Former Spanish Judge Mr Baltasar Garzon, legal director of Wikileaks and lawyer for Julian Assange has made the following statement:

“The WikiLeaks legal team and I are interested in preserving Mr Snowden’s rights and protecting him as a person. What is being done to Mr Snowden and to Mr Julian Assange – for making or facilitating disclosures in the public interest – is an assault against the people”.

Stay tuned.

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