In hopes that former intelligent contractor Edward J Snowden, will return to the United States, U.S Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr, has written a letter to the Russian minister of justice. Read more after jump

Adriela Batista

Edward J Snowden is currently facing charges for sharing classified information and is hiding out in a Russian airport in Moscow. In efforts to get the schemer to return to the states, U.S attorney general Eric H Holder has written a letter to the Russian minister. The letter states that Snowden will not receive the death penalty for the charges that have been brought against him. He also says the U.S has provided a passport in order for him to travel back as well. Snowden has claimed before that he has not come back to the U.S because he was unable to travel, a statement which Holden denies.

“Despite the revocation of his passport on June 22, 2013, Mr. Snowden remains a U.S. citizen,” Mr. Holder said. “He is eligible for a limited validity passport good for direct return to the United States”.

Russia, on the other hand, seems to be having other plans. A Russian Kremlin’s spokesperson, Dmitri S Peskov, has stated again that they will not extradite Snowden.

“We have never surrendered anyone,” he said in a statement reported by the Interfax news agency, “and we will never do so in the future”.

Via NY Times