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Taco Cowboy (5327) writes "

Is the United States of America a country which still obeys the Rule of Law ?

In an irony twist, the government of the United States is reminding Hong Kong to follow the
Rule of Law while itself has violated the Constitution of the United States of America

The United States is publicly putting pressure on Hong Kong to arrest Mr. Edward Snowden.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-publicly-increases-pressure-on-hong-kong-to-arrest-snowden/2013/06/22/2254bbde-db66-11e2-9df4-895344c13c30_story.html

“If Hong Kong doesn’t act soon, it will complicate our bilateral relations and raise questions about Hong Kong’s commitment to the rule of law,” said a senior administration official

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/06/2013622203229445392.html

In the meantime, South China Morning Post of Hong Kong also releases information regarding US's hacking on China's cellphone companies and the prestigious Tsinghua University

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1266777/exclusive-snowden-safe-hong-kong-more-us-cyberspying-details-revealed

China is furious about the revelations, accusing the US actively engaging on illegal cyber hacking activities on other counties while publicly identifying itself as a "victim"

http://rt.com/news/snowden-nsa-china-hack-120/

Latest development: The South Chinese Morning Post has reported that Snowden has aboard a plane flying to Moscow

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1267261/snowden-leaves-hong-kong-commercial-flight-moscow"

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US pressuring Hong Kong to arrest Snowden while Snowden has flown to Moscow

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  • The Guardian website [guardian.co.uk] is reporting US extradition warrant had legal problems, which is why Snowden was allowed on the flight. They also have a live updates page [guardian.co.uk] for the story.

    • by AK Marc (707885)
      Most extraditions have multiple mini-trials. One trying the crime against their laws, verifying that it is valid to extradite for (unless obviously common), and another trying the person for the crime in question. If there is nothing tying the person to the crime, but it seems to be a ruse or fishing expidition, it will often be ignored. If the crime is not sufficient for extradition, it will be ignored/denied. If they charged him with espionage, they'd at least look at the basic definitions in the US a

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