As Edward Snowden, the man behind the NSA PRISM leak, fled for Hong Kong in an effort to remain free as the scandal broke, the move might not be the best.
In an interview, Snowden has admitted to having chosen Hong Kong as it is known to be a place that protects freedom of speech and to hoping that the government won’t deport him before he gains asylum in a country that will protect his rights.
While Hong Kong is known for its freedom of speech enforcer, it also has a good working-relationship with the United States of America.
“We work very closely with U.S. authorities,” said Regina Ip, current legislator and former security secretary, Wall Street Journal reports.
The U.S. has yet to issue an extradition request, but time is running short for the 29 year-old that could be jailed before he gains the asylum he seeks.