Xi Jinping's Discussion on "Three Stricts and Three Realities" —— Excerpts from Important Discourses since the 18th National Congress
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Core tip: When asked about the human rights situation in Russia where he has lived for two years, especially the Russian authorities' control of the Internet, Snowden was very pessimistic. "It's disappointing and irritating," he said.
Reference News Network reported on September 7 that foreign media said that American Edward Snowden criticized Russia's restrictions on freedom of speech on September 4. He took refuge in Russia for two years, but said "he never wanted to go there".
According to Agence France-Presse reported on September 5, Snowden, who was an employee of the National Security Agency, was wanted because he revealed the large-scale surveillance program in the United States. On the 5th in Molde, Norway, Snowden was awarded the "Bjornson Free Speech Award", and he gave a speech through a video link.
It was reported that Snowden was very pessimistic when asked about the human rights situation in Russia where he had lived for two years, especially the Russian authorities' control over the Internet. "It's disappointing and irritating," he said.
Snowden said, "The internal determination of the Russian government to control the Internet more and more, what people see, including certain aspects of their private life, determines which ways of one's love for another is appropriate and which are not. This is not only fundamentally wrong, but also a role that no government should play. "
Snowden reminded him that he did not choose to live in Russia by himself: "I never thought of going to Russia, this was never my plan. I just transited from Russia and destined for Latin America. Unfortunately, I Of his passport was frozen and cancelled by the United States. "
Snowden left his job in Hawaii in May 2013 to expose the U.S. surveillance plan to the Guardian reporter in Hong Kong. He said that leaving Hong Kong for Russia was suggested to him by the founder of WikiLeaks.com.
"I think his original intention is good. His first consideration is my security. He wants to protect the information in my hands. But for me, the problem is that I don't care about my own safety and self-protection." Snow Deng emphasized, "I never expected that I would still be free. I thought I would be in prison."
Snowden criticized all governments who have turned a blind eye to his and his supporters' applications for admission. He mentioned some Western European countries including Norway, as well as Latin American countries and Canada.
According to the report, Snowden said, "I submitted asylum applications to 21 countries ... they remained silent", and refused to process the applications because they were not filed in their home countries. "In fact Russia is one of the last countries where I applied for asylum"