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India rejects NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s plea for asylum
“We have carefully examined the request. Following that examination, we have concluded that we see no reason to accede to the request,” said Syed Akbaruddin, a spokesman for India's Ministry of External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi.
Mr. Snowden on Monday withdrew his request for asylum in Russia after President Vladimir Putin said he must stop harming U.S. interests if he wants to stay in his country.
Mr. Snowden on Monday lashed out at the Obama administration for revoking his U.S. passport.
“The Obama administration has now adopted the strategy of using citizenship as a weapon,” Mr. Snowden said in a statement released by WikiLeaks on Monday. “Although I am convicted of nothing, it has unilaterally revoked my passport, leaving me a stateless person.”
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About the Author
Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.
Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.
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