Snowden Ready to Return to U.S. IF PROMISSED fair trial Lawyers says

Snowden Ready to Return to U.S. if Promised Fair Trial, Lawyer Says


Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in Toronto, in this file photo taken February 2, 2015.MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

“Edward Snowden is ready to return to the U.S.,” the former National Security Agency analyst’s attorney, Anatoly Kucherena, said at anews conference in Russia on Tuesday, “but on the condition that he will be given guarantees on receiving a fair and impartial trial,” Tass Russian News Agency reports.

“He has a desire to return and we are doing everything we can to make it happen,” he said, adding that a group of attorneys from around the world are working together on his return.

Snowden fleed to Russia from Hong Kong in 2013 after leaking classified information to journalists regarding U.S. national security.  Though his temporary asylum in Russia expired in August, he remains in the country on a three-year residence permit.

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