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Doubts of fair trial seen as fueling run

Snowden thinks arrest is likely, departs hotel

HONG KONG — The American intelligence contractor who disclosed US government surveillance programs fled to Hong Kong because he believed he wouldn’t get a fair trial in his home country, the journalist who broke the story said Monday.

Glenn Greenwald, with the British-based Guardian newspaper, said Edward Snowden chose the semiautonomous region of China because it was the least bad option open to him.

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