Snowden: would return to US if guaranteed fair trial

The former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, currently residing in Russia, confirmed that he would return to the United States if Washington guaranteed him a fair trial.
Snowden spoke via Skype from Russia Saturday, at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum.
He said he asked for a guarantee of a fair trial where he can make “a public interest defense” then have jurors decide his case.
In 2013, Snowden leaked details of a secret government eavesdropping program and left the country. The same year, Russia granted the whistleblower temporary asylum for one year. In August 2014, Snowden received a three-year residence permit to live in Russia.
He faces U.S. charges that could land him in prison for up to 30 years.

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