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Snowden Offered Asylum in Two Countries

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VENEZUELA_Two countries say they're ready to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, the man who leaked top-secret information about NSA surveillance programs.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Friday he would grant asylum to Snowden, if circumstances permit.

And Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro extended asylum on Friday as well, according to Venezuela's official news agency. 

 

Meanwhile, an Icelandic lawmaker said Snowden would not get citizenship there, as he had requested, because Iceland's parliament refused to vote on an asylum proposal before ending its current session.

Wikileaks tweeted earlier on Friday that Snowden had just applied for asylum in six more countries.

 

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