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Will Snowden's Trip to Ecuador be Thwarted by a Secret US Deal?Tim King & William Gomes Salem-News.com
The whistleblower is seeking political asylum in Ecuador.
(SACRAMENTO / YORK) - Will Edward Snowden be sent back to the United States through deceptive tactics and back room international relations?
That is the word according to our Human Rights Ambassador, William Nicholas Gomes in the UK. His Tweet (below) is circulating widely, explaining that Snowden may be returned to the US sooner than expected.
The whistleblower is seeking political asylum in Ecuador, the country that gave shelter to WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.
On Sunday WikiLeaks, the group providing legal and logistical help to Snowden, said: "He is bound for the Republic of Ecuador via a safe route for the purposes of asylum, and is being escorted by diplomats and legal advisers from WikiLeaks."
William Gomes explains that his critical information comes from credible sources who say that the US government is working closely with counterparts to secretly ensure that Snowden will be handed over to a third party, and than he will be relinquished into the custody of the US government accordingly.
Snowden, a former undercover CIA contractor who used the name Verax (Latin for truth-teller) is the whistleblower who divulged the intelligence scandal involving Verizon.
The revelations gained recent worldwide notoriety for this 30-year old who released the information about the American government's illicit and otherwise unknown program to spy on citizens, known as PRISM, from Hong Kong.
It was reported four hours ago by The Guardian, that Snowden boarded a plane in Hong Kong, much to the bewilderment of US officials, and flew to Moscow aboard a commercial flight in spite of the US government's formal request to have the 30-year-old detained and extradited so he can face espionage charges for a series of leaks about the National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain's spy centre, GCHQ. The incident is straining diplomatic relations between the United States and China, The Guardian explains. .
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With almost 25 years of experience on the west coast and worldwide as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor, Tim King is Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he's covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980's.
Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.
Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu
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Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes is a Bangladeshi journalist, human rights activist and author was born on 25 December, 1985 in Dhaka. As an investigative journalist he wrote widely for leading European and Asian media outlets.
He is also active in advocating for free and independent media and journalists’ rights, and is part of the free media movement, Global Independent Media Center – an activist media network for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate telling of the truth. He worked for Italian news agency Asianews.it from year 2009 to 2011, on that time he was accredited as a free lance journalist by the press information department of Bangladesh. During this time he has reported a notable numbers of reports for the news agency which were translated into Chinese and Italian and quoted by notable number of new outlets all over the world.He, ideologically, identifies himself deeply attached with anarchism. His political views are often characterized as “leftist” or “left-wing,” and he has described himself as an individualist anarchist.
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