The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, confirmed Friday that his country received a request for asylum intelligence leaker, Edward Snowden, and said they would “gladly” grant “if circumstances permit.”
“If circumstances permit, we would gladly receive Snowden and give asylum in Nicaragua” Ortega said.
The president confirmed that Snowden sent a letter to the Embassy of Nicaragua in Moscow, in which he asked formally asylum.
The website WikiLeaks has said Snowden, who is believed in to be in the transit area of an airport in Moscow, has sought asylum in 27 countries,
Venezuela and Bolivia have also indicated they would also grant asylum.
U.S. government wants Snowden for espionage.
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