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Howard Bourne

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Mr Edward Snowden, the American whistleblower who exposed evidence of a global surveillance regime conducted by US and UK intelligence agencies, has left Hong Kong legally. He is bound for a democratic nation via a safe route for the purposes of asylum, and is being escorted by diplomats and legal advisors from WikiLeaks.

Mr Snowden requested that WikiLeaks use its legal expertise and experience to secure his safety. Once Mr Snowden arrives at his final destination his request will be formally processed.

Former Spanish Judge Mr Baltasar Garzon, legal director of Wikileaks and lawyer for Julian Assange has made the following statement:

"The WikiLeaks legal team and I are interested in preserving Mr Snowden’s rights and protecting him as a person. What is being done to Mr Snowden and to Mr Julian Assange - for making or facilitating disclosures in the public interest - is an assault against the people"


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Re: WikiLeaks Statement On Edward Snowden’s Exit From Hong Kong
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013, 15:32:59 PM »
Here is the French translation of this text, as posted on and

Déclaration de WikiLeaks sur la sortie de M. Edward Snowden de Hong-Kong

Dimanche 23 juin, 13:00


M. Edward Snowden, le lanceur d’alerte états-unien qui a dévoilé les preuves d’un régime global de surveillance conduit par les agences de renseignement des USA et du Royaume-Uni, a quitté Hong-Kong en toute légalité. Il est en route vers une nation démocratique via un itinéraire sûr pour des raisons d’asile, et est escorté par des diplomates et des conseillers juridiques de WikiLeaks.

M. Snowden a demandé à ce que WikiLeaks fasse usage de son expertise juridique et de son expérience pour assurer sa sécurité. Une fois que M. Snowden sera arrivé à sa destination finale sa requête sera formellement adressée.

L’ancien Juge espagnol M. Baltasar Garzon, directeur juridique de WikiLeaks et Avocat de Julian Assange, a fait la déclaration qui suit:

    L’équipe juridique de WikiLeaks et moi-même sommes intéressés par la sauvegarde des droits de M. Snowden et par la protection de sa personne. Ce qui est fait à M. Snowden et à M. Assange – pour avoir fait ou facilité des révélations dans l’intérêt du public – est un assaut contre le peuple.



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Re: WikiLeaks Statement On Edward Snowden’s Exit From Hong Kong
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 08:59:18 AM »
Here's a link to the GERMAN translation of the Statement:,19760.msg48264.html#msg48264 :)
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Re: WikiLeaks Statement On Edward Snowden’s Exit From Hong Kong
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 10:49:52 AM »
Transcript of WikiLeaks Press Conference on Edward Snowden’s Exit From Hong Kong

Wednesday June 26, 04:00 BST

This is a full transcript of the WikiLeaks press conference call held on Monday June 24, at 15:00 BST, concerning Edward Snowden’s lawful exit from Hong Kong:

The Transcript can be read here:
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