Edward Snowden appears at Moscow airport and renews Russia asylum claim – live | World news | guardian.co.uk

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Thinkers have always been treated disrespectfully by the cliques of power rather than honored.

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Edward Snowden appears at Moscow airport and renews Russia asylum claim – live | World news | guardian.co.uk.

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Michael McFaul, the US ambassador to Russia,has contacted the New Yorker to deny previous reports that he had sought to convey a message to Snowden that Snowden is not a ‘whistleblower.’ 

McFaul’s account directly contradicts a description of the Snowden meeting published by Wikileaks:

 ‘The Human Rights Watch representative used this opportunity to tell Mr Snowden that on her way to the airport she had received a call from the US Ambassador to Russia, who asked her to relay to Mr Snowden that the US Government does not categorise Mr Snowden as a whistleblower and that he has broken United States law. This further proves the United States Government’s persecution of Mr Snowden and therefore that his right to seek and…

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