Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow
Monday July 1, 21:40 UTC
One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my
freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My
continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old,
family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I
trusted them with my life and they returned that trust with a faith in
me for which I will always be thankful.
On Thursday, President Obama declared before the world that he would
not permit any diplomatic "wheeling and dealing" over my case. Yet now
it is being reported that after promising not to do so, the President
ordered his Vice President to pressure the leaders of nations from which
I have requested protection to deny my asylum petitions.
This kind of deception from a world leader is not justice, and
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