Anatoly Cucharadita: Zakharov commented on the message on possible extradition of Snowden USA
Anatoly Kucherena, the lawyer of the former CIA and NSA Edward Snowden, said that the lack of grounds for the issuance of its US customer. On Saturday, February 11, reports TASS.
“It’s a certain kind of speculation that come from so-called sources of US intelligence. I think that this topic as been in the political arena of the USA, and still is, but runaround on this topic by the American special services periodically vbrasyvaya information”, — explained the lawyer the information about the intention of the Russian authorities to extradite Snowden to the US as a “gift” to President Donald Trump.
He recalled that a former intelligence officer has a residence permit in Russia, does not violate the laws of the country, and therefore there is no reason to transfer him to the American side. “Even when the Obama administration States tried somewhere to drag, but I remind you: Russia is not trades people, Russia does not trade the rights and freedoms of the person, and let it remain on the conscience of those who throws this kind of information,” added Kucherena.
Earlier in the day, Snowden has expressed the view that media reports about his possible extradition to the United States are “conclusive evidence” that he worked for Russian intelligence. “No country will sell their spy because others will be afraid that their turn will come”, — he wrote in Twitter.
That Russia is considering granting a former employee of U.S. intelligence, February 11, NBC television reported, citing a source in American intelligence. According to him, the transfer of Snowden is seen by Moscow as one of the ways to “earn location” trump.