WikiLeaks lawyers helping Snowden in brokering asylum

June 20, 2013 12:18 AM

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WikiLeaks lawyers helping Snowden in brokering asylum

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wednesday that his organization is assisting former defense contractor Edward Snowden in an attempt to broker asylum for the 29-year-old contractor in Iceland.

Assange, marking the one-year anniversary of his stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning in a sex-crime investigation, told reporters on a conference call that his organization have been "in touch with Snowden's legal team'' to help in the effort.

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