Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Map of All the Flights Snowden Could Take Without Being Extradited

The U.S. has bilateral extradition agreements with 107 countries. Here are all of the places Snowden could still go.

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Advice for future Edward Snowdens: You can't cross the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans without running into a US extradition treaty. 

In the map above, we've shown all possible international routes one can travel between countries that don't have a formal agreement with the United States for extraditing accused criminals. Flying from Moscow to Kiev is fine, but think twice before traveling on to Berlin; the German government signed an extradition treaty with the US in 1978. 

Of course, these details haven't stopped Snowden, who flew to Hong Kong with top-secret details of US surveillance programs even though the city-state has had an extradition treaty with the US since 1996. Now in Russia, Snowden is thought to be bound for Ecuador, which has a US extradition treaty--first agreed to in 1872--but is friendly to political asylum claims. 

For the rest of the story: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/06/a-map-of-all-the-flights-snowden-could-take-without-being-extradited/277205/

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