Snowden: “If I end up in chains in Guantanamo, I can live with that”

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Edward Snowden has repeatedly stated that he won’t be returning to US soil anytime soon. The NSA whistleblower is adamant that President Obama’s administration would never grant him a fair trial for leaking classified intel that led to startling disclosures about government surveillance and mass data collection. But he also seems to be at peace with the worst-case outcome, one that would see the former government contractor captured and jailed for espionage. “If I end up in chains in Guantanamo, I can live with that,” Snowden said in a recent interview with Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger and reporter Ewen MacAskill. The pair spoke with Snowden for more than seven hours.

Obviously Snowden’s statement is a bit extreme; the…

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