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    Snowden calls on France’s Macron to grant him asylum

    PARIS (AP) – Former United States (US) National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programmes, is calling on French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum.

    Snowden, now living in Russia to avoid prosecution in the US, stressed in an interview broadcast yesterday on France’s Inter radio that “protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act” and that he feels entitled to get protected status in France.

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