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Dec 20, 2015 12:47 PM

NH Free State convention to feature Edward Snowden via video

The Associated Press

MANCHESTER — The man who copied and leaked National Security Agency surveillance documents will be the featured speaker at the New Hampshire Free State Project's annual convention.

The Valley News reports that 32-year-old Edward Snowden will appear via video conferencing at the group's annual convention in Manchester in February.

The former contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked millions of documents about government surveillance to a United Kingdom newspaper in 2013 will speak from Russia, where he has been living under a grant of asylum. The U.S. is trying to extradite him to face espionage and other charges.

Free State Project President Carla Gericke confirmed Snowden's speaking engagement but declined to tell the newspaper how the group arranged his appearance at their Liberty Forum, which runs from Feb. 18-21.

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