asylum

William Mallinson to RT on Germany sending refugees back to Greece

Remark : William Mallinson accidentally confused Libya and Syria in one sentence.

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Edward Snowden’s statement to human rights groups in full

Here is a transcript of Edward Snowden’s statement, delivered at Moscow Airport, in which he says he will accept asylum in Russia.

Hello. My name is Ed Snowden. A little over one month ago, I had family, a home in paradise, and I lived in great comfort. I also had the capability without any warrant to search for, seize, and read your communications. Anyone’s communications at any time. That is the power to change people’s fates.

It is also a serious violation of the law. The 4th and 5th Amendments to the Constitution of my country, Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and numerous statutes and treaties forbid such systems of massive, pervasive surveillance. While the US Constitution marks these programs as (more…)