Friday, July 12, 2013

Yahoo.co.uk: holding “world passport” Edward Joseph Snowden still unaccounted

Yahoo.co.uk: holding "world passport" Edward Joseph Snowden still unaccounted

Yahoo.co.uk News on July 11: Wiki leaks said Edward Joseph Snowden, a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the leaker of PRISM would board "the flight to freedom", agreeing to disclose more information on social websites. As the news went to press, Wiki leaks still said nothing about Snowden's track. Although three Hispanic countries have agreed to protect Snowden, it was reported by Russian Media that Snowden had not went to Venezuela for shelter. Guesses about Snowden's fate are in the air.

Snowden had been staying the Moscow Airport for more than two weeks. Is he already on the board, and if so, which country does he will fly to?

Snowden had been staying in the transit zone of Moscow Airport. According to Russian officers, without travel documents, Snowden had to wait in the transit zone after his passport was annulled by US. Although leaders of Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela have promised him political asylum, without passport, it seems impossible for Snowden to arrive in these countries.

Does the "world passport" help Snowden on board? What will Snowden do without passport"?

Yahoo.co.uk quoted from The Venezuelan south television stations: a non-government organization issued a so-called "world passport" to Snowden which has English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Esperanto edition. WSA emphasized that the Esperanto edition can be officially admitted by ICAO. Holders of the passport can take a plane and leave the airport legally.

As media guess, Snowden can firstly fly to Ecuador, then to Venezuela. It is reported that although Venezuela does not legally admit the word passport, the WSA website shows that the customs of Venezuela sealed on the world passport during 1995 to 1996, which means "in fact" Venezuela admits this passport.

However, there are many countries denying the passport issued by WSA, considering it unrecognized organization. The United States government has announced the passport invalid. /Zhang Yan