Edward Snowden has told supporters he would be willing to return to the US if the government could guarantee a fair trial.
What do we mean by fair trial here?
The former National Security Agency contractor, who has been living in Russia since June 2013, said he would present a public interest defence of his decision to leak thousands of classified intelligence documents if he appeared before a US jury. “I’ve told the government I would return if they would guarantee a fair trial where I can make a public interest defence of why this was done and allow a jury to decide,”
Not entirely sure that’s something the government can guarantee, is it? Lawyers?
It’s the judge who decides what line of defence you can offer, isn’t it?