Snowden sees 'no chance' for fair trial in US
Published on Jan 24, 2014 5:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden said on Thursday he has no plans to return to the United States, because he would have "no chance" for a fair trial.
"The hundred-year old law under which I've been charged... forbids a public interest defense," he said in a question-and-answer session on the "Free Snowden" website.
"This is especially frustrating, because it means there's no chance to have a fair trial, and no way I can come home and make my case to a jury," he said.
The comments during the former National Security Agency contractor's first such public forum since June.
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