Breaking: US Government Charges Edward Snowden With Espionage

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Charged
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The US government formally charged Edward Snowden with espionage in leaks about NSA surveillance programs. The charges were filed in the Eastern District of Virginia.
The Washington Post reported:

Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant, according to U.S. officials.

Snowden was charged with espionage, theft and conversion of government property, the officials said.

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