Russia news: Edward Snowden blasts Putin for ‘rigged’ election despite being given asylum


Edward Snowden criticised the Russian election in a tweet yesterdayGETTY

Edward Snowden criticised the Russian vote in a tweet yesterday

Following Putin’s expected landslide victory yesterday, Mr Snowden accused the Russian conductor of stealing power from the people. The whistleblower also demanded the voters of Russia “take up their future back”.

Mr Snowden, who is currently living in Russia, tweeted: “The ballot stuffing seen today in Moscow and away in the Russian election is an effort to steal the influence of 140+ million human being.

“Demand justice; demand laws and courts that matter. Infer your future back.”

Mr Snowden was granted asylum in Russia since 2013, after let the cat out of the bag transpiring US secret surveillance programmes to the media.

His accusations come after CCTV footage appeared to entertainment voting station officials all over Russia stashing voting slips in ballot punches.

One station even tried to block the CCTV camera with balloons.

Putin was re-elected for a record fourth schedule as president of Russia, winning 75 percent of public votes.

Another time will see him in power for almost 25 years, just behind latest Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in longevity.

Vladimir Putin won yesterday's Russian electionGETTY

Vladimir Putin won yesterday’s Russian plebiscite

During his victory speech outside Kremlin, Putin made a vow to put Russia’s holds first. He also denied any involvement in the poisoning of former Russian clone agent, Sergei Skripal, branding the claims”nonsense”.

Several critics sooner a be wearing also shamed the election as a con and stated that the Kremlin had even barred Putin’s leading opponent, Alexei Navalny, from the ballot.

Demand justice; demand laws and courts that matter. Weather your future back

Edward Snowden

The non-governmental monitoring bring, Golo, has flagged about 2,000 incidents of ‘vote rigging’ at multiple counting stations, where some observers were stopped from sentinel several voting stations.

In one voting station in Dagestan, a man was seen stuffing a ballot box with let outs at an empty polling station.

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Edward Snowden posted the tweet yesterday

In another instal within the same area, a group of wrestlers appear to start a commotion as a man go oned filling up a ballot box with slips. And in a separate station, a Mother Select in a group of nuns appeared to be checking on her group’s ballot votes.

The CCTV footage unseats up harsh truths over the result the Russian election, as Putin superiors to presidency for another six years.

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