NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is on the run, and has thus far avoided being extradited to the United States. Margaret Warner talks to David Laufman, former federal prosecutor and Justice Department official, about the international legal issues surrounding Snowden’s fugitive travels. Continue reading
For the more than 50 days, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. But British officials are determined to extradite Assange to Sweden, where he faces charges of rape and sexual assault. Independent Television News’ Jonathan Miller reports. Continue reading
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng said he now wants to leave China after learning of alleged threats made against his family by Chinese government officials. Ray Suarez reports on the ongoing saga of the blind activist’s fate. Continue reading
In Pittsburgh, a special program offers foreign writers whose lives are endangered to get a new start and write freely. Continue reading
City of Asylum/Pittsburgh is a six-year-old program that provides shelter to foreign literary writers who have encountered dangers in their homeland. Watch online exclusive videos of the writers reading their work.
Facing the threat of kidnapping, torture, and beheadings, Iraqi interpreters who have worked for U.S. forces are seeking refuge for themselves and their families in the United States. Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on their search for safety. Continue reading