Brazil rejects Snowden’s request for political asylum

Posted on December 18, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Intelligence

Brazil has reportedly rejected US fugitive Edward Snowden’s request for political asylum even as he offered to help investigate the alleged snoop-ops carried on the Brazilian soil.

A Brazilian government spokesman said that there has not been any official request made by Snowden yet and without a formal request, asylum will not be considered.

However, in his ‘Open letter to Brazilian people’, published by Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, Snowden offered to collaborate with a Brazilian investigation into the NSA Internet surveillance program he revealed earlier this year, CBS News reports. Read Article

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