WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, himself in hiding from possible US extradition has hailed the American spying whistleblower Edward Snowden as a ‘hero’.
Speaking from the Ecuador Embassy in London, Assange defended Snowden’s actions.
“There is no stopping the publishing process at this stage. Great care has been taken to make sure that Mr Snowden can’t be pressured by any state to stop the publications process. The United States, by cancelling his passport has left him for the moment marooned in Russia,” explained Assange.
Assange claims WikiLeaks helped Snowden obtain a special document allowing him to travel from his Hong Kong hideout to Russia where he remains in limbo.