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Recently, US authoritiesformer CIA employee Edward Snowden of , as well as , and ; the latter two crimes are covered under the . Snowden is currently .
Snowden disclosed data on a US special services’, known as Prism. The US authorities have said that the disclosure was an act of and . Edward Snowden acted as an , that is a
He has also been labeled a, because he . Because of his actions, he had to ; in other words, he became a .
He is stayingin Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. He is trying to , after which the country he applies to can or .
Russian authorities are refusing toEdward Snowden to the USA. President Putin said there is no between Russia and the US, adding that Snowden on Russian soil, and is therefore a free person. Putin has indicated the Snowden might get asylum in Russia but
Snowden may faceif extradited to the United States. Russian officials have cited this as a reason not to extradite him. However, Russia’s refusal to extradite could cause , as US authorities would like to or Mr. Snowden.