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The News Minute | September 8, 2014 | 5.40 pm IST

Switzerland will not extradite National Security Agency (NSA) whistle-blower Edward Snowden if he comes to testify against NSA’s spying activities, Swiss media reports say. 

According to the widely read Sonntags Zeitung, the possibility of this decision is contained in a document that deals with rules that are to be followed if Snowden comes to the Alpine nation and the United States government seeks his extradition. Switzerland’s Attorney General (AG) has said in the document that Snowden should be guaranteed safety if he arrives in Switzerland. 

In particular, the report, media reports say, proposes to ensure the whistle blower’s safety by inviting as a witness to a parliamentary hearing focusing on the NSA’s surveillance practices. The final decision will be taken by higher authorities, the AG has said. Read More

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