“Let the people of Hong Kong decide my fate,” says Snowden

Whistle-blower Edward Snowden tells SCMP: ‘Let Hong Kong people decide my fate’
Ex-CIA operative wants to remain in Hong Kong
Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 7:37am
Lana Lam

Edward Snowden says he wants to ask the people of Hong Kong to decide his fate after choosing the city because of his faith in its rule of law.

The 29-year-old former CIA employee behind what might be the biggest intelligence leak in US history revealed his identity to the world in Hong Kong on Sunday. His decision to use a city under Chinese sovereignty as his haven has been widely questioned – including by some rights activists in Hong Kong.

Snowden said last night that he had no doubts about his choice of Hong Kong.

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