12 July 2013, 16:36

Russia cannot extradite Snowden - deputy Nikonov

Вячеслав Никонов

State Duma deputy Vyacheslav Nikonov

State Duma deputy Vyacheslav Nikonov

Russia has no right to extradite former CIA officer Edward Snowden, State Duma deputy Vyacheslav Nikonov said. He came to the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to meet with Snowden.

 

"Russia has no right to extradite him by international law. He is under protection of Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which says any person who asks for political asylum cannot be extradited," he stressed.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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