US government officials want to kill me, says Snowden in TV interview
BERLIN (AFP) - Fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden voiced fears that United States government officials want to kill him, in a TV interview to be broadcast in Germany on Sunday.
The comment comes just days after Snowden's Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said the American feared for his life, following a report by US website BuzzFeed of explicit threats against him from unnamed Pentagon and National Security Agency (NSA) officials.
Snowden also told the German broadcaster: "These people, and they are government officials, have said they would love to put a bullet in my head or poison me when I come out of the supermarket, and then watch as I die in the shower."
The translated Snowden quotes were released by German public television chain ARD, as part of a longer interview shot secretly in Moscow that it plans to screen later on Sunday.