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Icelandic businessman readies plane to fly Snowden to asylum

English.news.cn   2013-06-23 10:22:47            

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BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhuanet) -- An Icelandic businessman linked to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says he has prepared a private plane to take Edward Snowden to Iceland.

The businessman is head of the company DataCell, which processed payments for WikiLeaks. Earlier this week, a WikiLeaks spokesman said a middleman had approached the organization on behalf of Snowden to seek asylum in Iceland.

The Icelandic government confirmed it had received the message from WikiLeaks, but it refused to say whether it would grant asylum to Snowden.

Iceland has a reputation for promoting Internet freedoms, but Snowden has said he didn’t travel there immediately from the US because he feared the country could be pressured by Washington.

(Source: CNTV.cn)

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