According to Agence France-Presse, Nicaragua may be ready to offer NSA leaker Edward Snowden asylum in their country. Snowden had specifically asked 21 countries for asylum, most of whom turned him down.
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) July 5, 2013
According to Wikileaks, the names of the expanded countries would not be released, “due to attempted US interference.”
Edward #Snowden has applied to another six countries for asylum. They will not be named at this time due to attempted US interference.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 5, 2013
This comes a day after a bill was put forward in the parliament of Iceland that petitioned the government to offer citizenship to Snowden. Citizenship would be necessary to protect the whistleblower from possible extradition to United States.
Snowden is wanted due to his leaking of classified documents from the NSA. He is charged with theft and espionage. It’s believed that he is currently holed-up in the transit area of an airport in Moscow.