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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:44 AM

FBI demanded Scandinavian countries arrest Edward Snowden should he visit


(Guardian UK) The FBI demanded that Scandinavian countries arrest and extradite Edward Snowden if he flew to any of those countries and claimed asylum, newly released official documents reveal.

In the summer of 2013 the whistleblower had left his hotel in Hong Kong and was holed up in Moscow airport applying to various countries, including Norway, for asylum after leaking to the Guardian a massive cache of documents disclosing the shocking extent of US and British surveillance of digital communications.

Suspecting that Snowden might seek asylum in Scandinavia, the FBI wrote from the US embassy in Copenhagen to the police forces of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland to inform them that the US Department of Justice had charged Snowden with theft and espionage, and issued a provisional warrant for his arrest, according to documents released by Norway’s national broadcaster NRK.

“The US Department of Justice is prepared to immediately draft the necessary paperwork to request the extradition of Snowden to the US from whichever country he travels to from Moscow,” the letter, dated 27 June, states. “The FBI expresses its gratitude … for any assistance that can be provided on this important matter.” ................(more)

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/28/edward-snowden-fbi-norway-extradite-julian-assange




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Reply FBI demanded Scandinavian countries arrest Edward Snowden should he visit (Original post)
marmar Aug 2015 OP
jeff47 Aug 2015 #1
SidDithers Aug 2015 #2
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randome Aug 2015 #7
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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:52 AM

1. And they didn't ask the UK to arrest him because.............? (nt)

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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:54 AM

2. How do you know they didn't?...nt

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:58 AM

4. Well, 1) The UK didn't. And 2) All of the people pushing "arrest in Sweden"

have failed to provide any evidence that they did ask the UK.

Our closest ally, with GCHQ behaving just like or worse than the NSA. And apparently, it didn't occur to the DoJ to go after [strike]Snowden[/strike] Assange there?

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 12:04 PM

5. When was Snowden in the UK?...nt

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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 12:10 PM

7. Assange, Snowden, you never see the two of them at the same time. Hmmm...

 

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Response to randome (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 12:11 PM

8. D'oh! Fixing... (nt)

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 11:56 AM

3. But that would never happen to him according to the String Up Snowden crowd here.

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