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Russia rejects US demand for Snowden's extradition

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Updated: 6/25/2013 12:35 pm

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's foreign minister has rejected U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who has apparently stopped in Moscow while trying to evade U.S. justice.

Sergey Lavrov said that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border and insisted that Russia has nothing to do with him, his relations with U.S. justice or his travel plans.

Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, he angrily lashed out at the U.S. demands for the extradition and warnings of negative consequences if Moscow fails to comply.

Lavrov said that accusing Russia of "violation of U.S. laws and even some sort of conspiracy" with regard to Snowden is "absolutely ungrounded and unacceptable."

He wouldn't specify the location of Snowden, who booked a Havana-bound flight from Moscow Monday but didn't show up on the plane.

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nativejax - 6/25/2013 12:08 PM
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Thank you Russia....RUN SNOWDEN RUN!

rv6ajaxpilot - 6/25/2013 8:20 AM
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LOL.....good for Mr. Snowden!How smart is he....obviously, out smarting & staying way ahead of American intelligence only knowing where he is after he's been there & gone....Yet another embarrassing Kodak moment for this administrtion. Talk about justice needing to be served that justice needs to start at the white house with Mr.Obama. Richard Nixon's attempt at impeachment never reached the degree of corruptness of the current police state administration.

Realchange - 6/25/2013 7:55 AM
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Funny how veterans who served for Desert Storm get sick and people who are just doing their jobs can't explain it. Most the allies vets sick as well, but the people in Iraq ,outside of DU exposure, don't get sick. They shuffle around and lie about it put out propaganda. Want another example of US cover-ups that have cost American lives look up USS Liberty incident. It's case where the President of the USA at the time decided it was worth US sailors lives to not embarrass a so called ally by not protecting a ship under his command. He allowed the attack to go on for hours. Told aides he didn't give damn if every sailor on that ship died and drowned he would not attack Israel and protect his own. US government also didn't like wiki leaks document showing that military was ordered to attack journalists and the comments they made as they were doing such a thing. This guy Snowden came forward to let American citizens know their government is actively police state spying on them. Keep that in mind the next time you hear Obama talk about more transparency in the government. Seizing your emails and communication online to use against you at future date should they want to. Is that a free country ? The assertion you have no privacy on the internet in public, at airports, going down the street. Some of you say I have done nothing wrong and shouldn't be worried about this. I Imagine most Germans felt the same way when fascism took hold there.
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