Washington DC, May 9 —
President Tolokonnikova and President Snowden announcing the signing of a new non-surveillance treaty:
A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They’ll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves — an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that’s a problem, because privacy matters. Privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be.
I will not back down from my demands. I will not remain silent, watching in resignation as my fellow Russians collapse under slave-like conditions. I demand that human rights be observed in Russia, America, and everywhere in the civilized world. I demand that the law be obeyed. I demand we be treated like human beings, not slaves.