‘Who betrayed whom?’ Ecuador considers Snowden's asylum, dubs persecution 'paradoxical'
Has Edward Snowden betrayed people of the world or certain elites in a particular country, asked Ecuador Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino as he confirmed that the whistleblower was in Russia following the asylum bid the South American country.
He stressed that the Ecuadorian government puts human rights above any other party’s interests. Patino also said it is “paradoxical” the person who revealed alleged rights violations is being “persecuted.”
“It should be asked, who betrayed whom,” Patino stressed as he questioned the correctness of calling Snowden’s leak a “treason.”
“Is this betraying the citizens of the world, or betraying some elites that are in power in a certain country?” the Minister asked.
The alleged US espionage plan would be violating the rights of “every citizen in the world,” Patino said, referring to Snowden’s claim that the US agencies are “intercepting the majority world’s communications.” http://rt.com/news/ecuador-grants-asylum-snowden-159/