03/04/2015 01:28 pm ET | Updated Mar 04, 2015

Edward Snowden: There's 'No Fair Trial Available' If I Return To The U.S.

TORONTO, March 4 (Reuters) - Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs, said on Wednesday he is not being offered a fair trial if he returns to the United States.

"I would love to go back and face a fair trial, but unfortunately ... there is no fair trial available, on offer right now," he said in a live question and answer discussion organized by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Ryerson University and the CBC.

"I've been working exhaustively with the government now since I left to try to find terms of a trial." (Reporting by Solarina Ho; Editing by Chris Reese)


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