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Statement From Baltasar Garzón - Edward Snowden

Statement From Baltasar Garzón

Monday July 24, 12:51 BST

Port-au-Prince (Haiti) 23 July 2013

TO MEDIA AND INTERESTED PARTIES

This serves to inform that Mr. Edward Snowden has requested my legal advice. However, before making any decision in this regard I have requested more information that will allow me to study and assess the case in depth as well as to speak to Mr. Snowden. Therefore, I do not currently represent Mr. Edward Snowden. I do defend the right of freedom of expression and freedom of information. The same rights I defend in the Assange and WikiLeaks cases and in other cases where the release of information that reveals criminality is met with the persecution of those who expose it.

Baltasar Garzón

Director of ILOCAD SL Law Firm.

[spanish below]

Puerto Principe, Haití,23/06/13

A LOS MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN Y DEMÁS INTERESADOS

Informo que he sido contactado de parte del señor Snowden, para contar con el correspondiente asesoramiento jurídico. Ante ello, antes de decidir al respecto, he solicitado se me facilite la información necesaria para > conocer el caso y poder hablar con el interesado. Una vez hecho ello tomare una decisión. Por tanto, al día de hoy no represento los intereses del Sr. Snowden. Todo ello, sin perjuicio de la defensa de los derechos de libertad de información y de expresión que defendemos en el caso de Julian Assange y WL y en todos aquellos casos en los que se confronte la información y el descubrimiento de hechos delictivos frente a quienes persigan a los que lo realicen.

Baltasar Garzón Socio

Director del Despacho de abogados ILOCAD SL

ENDS




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