The United States

Snowden saga

Print edition : July 26, 2013

Demonstrators holding signs supporting Snowden in New York's Union Square Park on June 10. Photo: Richard Drew/AP

Vladimir Putin refused to hand over Snowden but said "he must stop his work aimed at harming our American partners". Photo: MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa. He said the fate of Snowden was in the hands of the Russian authorities. Photo: GUILLERMO GRANJA/REUTERS

A banner supporting Edwar Snowden on display at Central, Hong Kong's business district, on June 18. Snowden, who has applied for political asylum in 20-odd countries, has become a rallying point for civil rights and privacy advocates the world over. Photo: Kin Cheung/AP

As the United States revokes Edward Snowden’s passport and bullies other countries into refusing him asylum, to ordinary citizens around the world he is a folk hero who took calculated risks to expose American hypocrisy on civil rights and international law.
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