Assange Backs NSA Whistleblower

    Edward Snowden

    Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed two NSA spying programs has been given the backing of another high-profile activist.

    FOX News Radio's Simon Owen reports from London:

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    Julian Assange, the head of wikileaks, calling Edward Snowden a hero.

    Assange: "Edward Snowden is a hero who has informed the public about one of the most serious events of the decade."

    Assange speaking at the Ecuadorean Embassy here in London where he's been holed up for almost a year after his website leaked secret American documents. Assange says history will look on Snowden favorably. But in the meantime:

    Assange: "I have absolutely no doubt that a very serious and aggressive action will be directed against Mr. Snowden."

    Assange saying countries which genuinely protect human rights should offer Snowden asylum.

    In London, Simon Owen, FOX News Radio.

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