Bolivian government angry over plane rerouting due to Snowden suspicions

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro defended the accused NSA leaker to Russian reporters Tuesday during a summit of major gas exporters in Moscow.

“He did not kill anyone and did not plant a bomb,” said Mr. Maduro, according to the Interfax news agency. “What he did was tell a great truth in an effort to prevent wars. He deserves protection under international and humanitarian law.”

WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy group aiding Mr. Snowden, criticized the European nations for refusing airspace access.

“The reported actions of France, Portugal and Spain this night will live in infamy,” said a Tuesday post on the WikiLeaks Twitter account.

This article was based in part on wire service reports.

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