Ricardo Patino
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Ecuador considers Edward Snowden asylum request

Ecuador's foreign minister has confirmed that Ecuador is processing an asylum request from former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Speaking during a visit to Vietnam, Ricardo Patino defended the decision to consider Mr Snowden's request.

Mr Patino said his country places human rights "above any other interest that may be discussed or any other pressure it may be subjected to".

  • 24 Jun 2013
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