2015-09-15 16:11:41

Assange: Spying on WikiLeaks Led to Downing of Morales Plane

In 2013, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange played a pivotal role in helping National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden leave Hong Kong for Russia. Once Snowden made it to Russia, Assange explored ways to help him reach Latin America. During the U.S. hunt for Snowden, Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane was forced to land in Austria for 14 hours because of rumors Snowden was on board. Last week, Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept interviewed Assange via video stream for the launch of the book "The WikiLeaks Files." Assange talked about WikiLeaks’ efforts to help Snowden gain asylum.

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Edward Snowden Jeremy Scahill Julian Assange Latin America The Intercept Wikileaks

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