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USA: Threats to deny Snowden clemency smack of persecution

Headline Title:  USA: Threats to deny Snowden clemency smack of persecution 04 November 2013 Any potential trial of whistleblower Edward Snowden would amount to political persecution if it covers his revelations about the US government’s human rights violations, Amnesty International said today. Over the weekend top US officials, including the White House and leading lawmakers, went on the record saying the former intelligence agency contractor – who has been granted temporary asylum in Russia – should not receive clemency for leaking information about the USA’s wide-reaching surveillance…

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