Nine out of two dozen countries decline Snowden request for asylum

None of the two dozen countries former CIA employee Edward Snowden applied to have agreed to provide him asylum.

None of the two dozen countries former CIA employee Edward Snowden applied to have agreed to provide him asylum.

Nine countries have already declined Snowden's request.

Austria, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Norway, Poland, Switzerland and Finland said that the person asking for asylum was to be on their territory at the time of request.

Brazil has not responded to Snowden's request.

India rejected the asylum request referring to the fact that there were no reasons to grant it.

French President Francois Hollande said that France had not received an official request for asylum from Snowden.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said in Moscow that he had not received Snowden's request as well. Maduro said that Snowden was a brave person who "deserves protection from the international and humanitarian law."

Bolivia, China, Cuba, Italy, the Netherlands and Nicaragua have not responded yet.

Ecuador, the first choice of Snowden who flew to Moscow on June 23, is sending mixed signals.

Ecuador is still ready to consider the asylum request of the former CIA employee, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino tweeted on Tuesday.

Snowden is still in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

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