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A jet owned by a Chinese company was rented by individuals related to Wikileaks to fly the informant Edward Snowden to Iceland. This was reported in Iceland earlier today by the local media. The group is waiting for reactions from the minister of the interior in Iceland to see if the Snowden will get a political asylum in Iceland. 

"Everything is ready on our side and the plane could go into the air tomorrow" said a representative from Wikileaks.

Edward Snowden is a former employee at the US institution NSA and he is the one that gave the British newspaper The Guardian data on spying practices performed by the US government online.

Through Kristinn Hrafnsson, spokesman of Wikileaks, Snowden showed interest in getting a political asylum in Iceland and if the minister grants this request there is nothing to stop Snowden from flying to Iceland in coming days.

"We have in fact finished everything that is to be done on our side. A plane has been rented and all logistics are ready. Now we are waiting to see what the Icelandic government will do" said Olafur Vignir Sigurvinsson, Wikileaks representative and founder of DataCell. Olafur Vignir said that it is unlikely that Snowden will come to Iceland before receiving positive answers.

The cost is substantial, direct cost because of the jet is around 200.000 EUR but the total cost is at least 250.000 EUR. The operation is financed with contributions from individuals but Wikileaks is a middle man.

 

Source: DV.is

http://www.dv.is/frettir/2013/6/20/med-einkaflugvel-i-startholunum-fyrir-snowden/

 

Last modified on Thursday, 20 June 2013 19:53

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