Edward Snowden, US does not guarantee a fair trial

NEW YORK: Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said Tuesday and he wants to return to the U.S. if a fair trial is guaranteed.

“I want to go back to the U.S., that’s the ultimate goal,” the former National Security Agency contractor and whistle-blower told CBS. “If I’m going to spend the rest of my life in prison, my only demand is that is a fair trial, but the American government doesn’t guarantee it because it won’t allow me to benefit from the public interest defense,” 

His book, Permanent Record, will be published Tuesday.

Snowden, who leaked thousands of documents detailing a long-term surveillance program by the U.S. government, was granted asylum by Russia in 2013 after he was charged with espionage.

His residence permit in Russia was extended until 2020.

also read..

US troops start leaving Afghanistan, says American official

News Editor

Queen is ‘excited’ and ‘keen on returning to normal life’ after summer vacation

News Editor

Queen Elizabeth ‘very sad’ Archie wont attend the Commonwealth Service

News Editor

Russian Naval Chief visits various installations of Pak Navy

News Editor

Iran’s Rouhani visits Japan amid nuclear deal impasse

News Editor

Two Chinese nationals arrested for hacking COVID-19 research: US

News Editor