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Title    French Justice Minister Says Snowden and Assange Could Be Offered Asylum
Date    Monday June 26 2000, @03:33PM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/06/26/1514209

Phoenix666 writes:

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira thinks National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange might be allowed to settle in France.

If France decides to offer them asylum, she would "absolutely not be surprised," she told French news channel BFMTV on Thursday (translated from the French). She said it would be a "symbolic gesture."

Taubira was asked about the NSA's sweeping surveillance of three French presidents, disclosed by WikiLeaks this week, and called it an "unspeakable practice."

Her comments echoed those in an editorial in France's leftist newspaper Libération Thursday morning, which said giving Snowden asylum would be a "single gesture" that would send "a clear and useful message to Washington," in response to the "contempt" the U.S. showed by spying on France's president.

Will France deliver the rebuke to Washington that Germany has failed to?

Links

  1. "Phoenix666" - https://soylentnews.org/~Phoenix666/
  2. "might be allowed to settle in France" - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/06/25/french-justice-minister-says-snowden-assange-offered-assylum/

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