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Did they really mean that?

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The Spiegel has a very interesting juxtaposition of statements:

Jürgen Trittin, parliamentary floor leader for the Green Party, said in a television interview on Monday that it was Germany’s duty to take in [whistleblower Edward] Snowden.

“He should get safe haven here in Europe because he has done Europe a service,” said Trittin. “Democratic countries should be ashamed that someone who has served democracy and revealed a massive breach of fundamental rights should need to seek refuge with despots who do not themselves uphold fundamental rights.”

According to a statement on the WikiLeaks website, Snowden also applied for asylum in Russia, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Iceland, India, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Spain and Venezuela.

We know that the government of India is not convinced that the right to privacy includes electronic communications, but “despot”?


Written by Arhopala Bazaloides

July 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm

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