MOSCOW, September 8 (RIA Novosti) - US whistleblower Edward Snowden will not be deported to the United States if he travels to Switzerland to testify against his country's National Security Agency (NSA), the SonntagsZeitung newspaper reported Monday.
The newspaper claims to have obtained a document titled “What rules would apply if Edward Snowden is brought to Switzerland and the United States makes an extradition request,” in which the Swiss attorney general concluded that Snowden would be guaranteed safe conduct.
The attorney general is interested in Snowden’s testimony against the NSA to investigate the surveillance of foreign countries in the United States on charges of espionage and theft of government property.
Following his escape, Snowden lived in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport's international zone for more than a month, and then received one-year's temporary asylum in Russia. On August 1, Russia granted Snowden a three-year residence permit.