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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Statement of Department of Justice Spokeswoman Nanda Chitre on Edward Snowden

As we stated yesterday, the United States had contacted authorities in Hong Kong to seek the extradition of Mr. Snowden, based on the criminal complaint filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, and in accordance with the US-Hong Kong Agreement for the Surrender of Fugitive Offenders. We have been informed by the Hong Kong authorities Mr. Snowden has departed Hong Kong for a third country. We will continue to discuss this matter with Hong Kong and pursue relevant law enforcement cooperation with other countries where Mr. Snowden may be attempting to travel.


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Updated September 15, 2014