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Wikileaks founder says US government’s treatment of NSA whistleblower is a ‘disgrace’

Posted: 7:04 PM, Jun 30, 2013
Updated: 2013-06-30 19:42:24-04

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says the U.S. government has marooned Edward Snowden in Moscow.

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopolous, Assange says canceling the NSA leaker’s passport was a disgrace since he hasn’t been convicted of anything.

Wikileaks has been helping Snowden’s quest for political asylum. Assange says Snowden deserves better.

Assange is himself a fugitive guest of the Ecuadorian government.

He’s been holed up in that country’s London embassy avoiding extradition.

It’s believed Snowden had planned to fly from Russia to Ecuador via Cuba.