NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to speak at Hawaii conference

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden lived in Hawaii before leaking classified information about the government’s secret surveillance programs.

Now, Snowden, who is accused of treason, is planning another appearance in the islands.

He will be a guest speaker at the Davis Levin 1st Amendment Conference hosted by the ACLU on Saturday, Feb. 14.

Snowden will appear via a video link from Moscow, Russia, where he has been living since fleeing the U.S.

The event will include a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Citizenfour,” about Snowden’s 2013 trip to Hong Kong from Hawaii and his meeting there with film director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald.

The conference will take place from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center. Admission costs $5 and parking at the center $10.

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