(UPDATE-3, 7/6/2013) Bolivia's president Evo Morales says he will offer asylum to Snowden if asked.
(UPDATE-2, 7/5/2013) Nicaragua, then Venezuela offer asylum to Snowden. See my latest post.
(UPDATE 7/5/2013) Iceland is the latest to say no to Snowden, by the Parliament overwhelmingly voting to not bring the issue to the Parliament.
Earlier, there was a report by Der Spiegel, that Germany "agonized" over the asylum request, but in the end had to reject the request because Mr. Snowden is not on Germany's soil. Sure.
At least Germany's Green Party said this:
But many political leaders, particularly from Germany's Green Party, had demanded that Snowden be allowed to come to Germany on humanitarian grounds. Some Green Party leaders also pointed out that Snowden is an important witness in a significant case of espionage involving German interests and should be brought to Germany as a witness.
(original post on 7/2/2013)
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Snowden must stop leaking the information harmful to the US before his government can consider asylum. (Huh?)
Germany, Norway, Austria, Poland, Finland and Switzerland say he must make his request on their soil, according to the latest from AP.
It looks like the Obama administration's bullying is working.
So, the list of 21 countries...becomes the list of
the Republic of Austria,
- the Plurinational State of Bolivia,
the Federative Republic of Brazil,
- the People’s Republic of China,
- the Republic of Cuba,
the Republic of Finland,
- the French Republic,
the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of India,
- the Italian Republic,
the Republic of Ireland, the Kingdom of the Netherlands,
- the Republic of Nicaragua,
the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of Poland, the Russian Federation, the Kingdom of Spain, the Swiss Confederation,
- the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,
the Republic of Ecuadorand the Republic of Iceland