Broadside: Is Snowden stateless?

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July 5, 2013, 8:54 pm
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(NECN) - Edward Snowden says he has been rendered a stateless person, and he places the blame on President Obama.

Snowden, a former contractor for the National Security Agency, seeks asylum from another country after being accused of leaking confidential information.

Professor Susan Akram of the Boston University School of Law joined Mike Nikitas on Broadside to discuss the international situation.

"He is still an American," said Akram. "And even under U.S. domestic law, there have to be procedures taken before the U.S. can strip someone, denationalize them, strip them of citizenship."

Akram added that the U.S. has an obligation not to interfere with Snowden's applications for asylum.

See the attached video for the complete discussion.

Tags: Boston, barack Obama, massachusetts, Boston University, President Obama, Broadside, Patriot Act, NSA, national security agency, Edward Snowden, Susan Akram
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