France rejects Snowden asylum request

Agence France-Presse
France's interior ministry says it will not agree to Edward Snowden's asylum request

REQUEST REJECTED. France rejects Edward Snowden's asylum request after a legal analysis. Image courtesy of The Guardian/Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald

PARIS, France – France said on Thursday, July 4, it was rejecting a request for asylum from fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

“Like many countries, France received a request for asylum from Mr. Edward Snowden through its embassy in Moscow. Given the legal analysis and the situation of the interested party, France will not agree,” the interior ministry said in a statement. – 

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