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    India has refused to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor wanted by the United States for leaking state secrets, a spokesman for India’s External Affairs Ministry confirmed on Tuesday.

    NEW DELHI, July 2 (RIA Novosti) - India has refused to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor wanted by the United States for leaking state secrets, a spokesman for India’s External Affairs Ministry confirmed on Tuesday.

    The “Indian Embassy in Moscow did receive a request for asylum in a communication dated 30 June from Mr Edward Snowden," External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said in a message posted on his official Twitter account.

    "Following careful examination we have concluded that we see no reason to accede to the Snowden request," he tweeted.

    Earlier on Tuesday, the WikiLeaks site published a list of 21 countries to which Snowden had submitted asylum requests.

     

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