Wall Street Journal
June 12, 2013
The 29-year-old former government contractor behind one of the biggest national-security leaks in U.S. history and currently believed hiding in Hong Kong has told a local newspaper he has no plans to leave the city and intends to challenge the U.S. government in Hong Kong courts.
“People who think I made a mistake in picking Hong Kong as a location misunderstand my intentions. I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality,” said Edward Snowden in an interview published Wednesday by the South China Morning Post, the city’s most prominent English-language daily.