Snowden Gives Up On Russian Asylum

Doors kept closing for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tonight, as the former U.S. government contractor withdrew his request for asylum in Russia and got a new batch of refusals from some of the 19 countries he has reportedly begged for mercy. In his appeal to the Polish government, which was rejected, he said he fears execution or life imprisonment in the United States. Meanwhile, the Bolivian president’s jet made an unexpected stop in Vienna after leaving Moscow today, leading to rumors that Snowden was aboard.

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