Edward Snowden is granted Russian citizenship

WHISTLEBLOWER Edward Snowden has been granted a Russian citizenship by Vladimir Putin almost a decade after he fled the United States for leaking classified documents.

Snowden, a former intelligence contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), fled the nós de volta 2013 after exposing a large scale of secret surveillance operations practiced by the defense department.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden fled the US back in 2013 after leaking a large scale of secret surveillance operations practiced by the NSA

Whistleblower Edward Snowden fled the US back in 2013 after leaking a large scale of secret surveillance operations practiced by the NSACrédito: Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted Snowden a Russian citizenship

Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted Snowden a Russian citizenshipCrédito: AP

He was given asylum in Rússia after leaking sensitive files, e em 2020, he was granted permanent residency in the country,

Por anos, US officials have wanted him returned to the United States to face a criminal trial on espionage charges.

No 2019, Snowden said he would be willing to return to the US on the condition that he is granted a fair trial.

The espionage charges Snowden faces could land him in prison for up to 30 anos.

That is the ultimate goal, but if I’m going to spend the rest of my life in prison, then my one, bottom-line demand that we all have to agree to is that at least I get a fair trial,” Snowden told CBS This Morning at the time.

Mais a seguir…Para as últimas notícias sobre esta história, continue verificando no Sun Online.

The-sun.com é o seu destino para as melhores notícias sobre celebridades, [object Window], histórias da vida real, fotos de cair o queixo e vídeo imperdível. Curta-nos no Facebook em www.facebook.com/TheSunUS e siga-nos em nossa conta principal do Twitter em @TheUSSun.