Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said he could live with himself if he returned to the United States and was sent to Guantanamo Bay.
Snowden said the comments during a recent interview with The Guardian, as the American security specialist becomes more vocal in media interviews and at conferences (via video).
The idea that Snowden believes in his action so much that he says it’d be worth Guantanamo Bay, supporters think he should be rewarded – and not punished – for his actions.
It seems unlikely Snowden could return back to the United States, which he wants to do one day, and receive a fair trial from the U.S. government. Facing charges ranging from theft of government property to unauthorized communication of national defense information and willful communication of classified intelligence to unauthorized personnel, there is serious jail time waiting if found guilty.
Snowden was only granted asylum in Russia after his plans to head to Central or South America became difficult when the U.S. suspended his passport.
U.S. and British lawmakers largely have expressed anger towards Snowden and his actions, but trying to prosecute him might be difficult. Russia is reportedly set to extend his visa so he can continue to live near Moscow, while the U.S. wants him to face charges.
However, there have been rumblings for security experts in the United States and UK to develop anti-surveillance technologies to prevent snooping.
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