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Brazilians by the Millions Petition for Edward Snowden

By: PanAm Post Staff - Feb 17, 2014, 10:01 am

The Brazilian government has received a petition with over 1 million signatures, collected by international campaign group Avaaz, formally requesting asylum for NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

The campaign was launched last December after a letter by Snowden addressed President Dilma Rousseff and offered Brazil aid in investigating NSA activity in their country.

“The Brazilian government had said it required a formal request from Snowden to grant asylum. Today, more than a million people have done what Snowden cannot and presented this request in his name,” Avaaz Director Ricken Patel told Agence France-Presse.

Snowden remains in Russia on temporary asylum that is due to expire at the end of July.

Source: Washington Times.