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Edward Snowden’s statement on his inauguration as rector at the University of Glasgow

Originally published by the Evening Times and BBC, 23 April 2014

I’m disappointed and I must apologise for being unable to attend in person, but unfortunately I’ve discovered that I’m barred from entering the United Kingdom on the grounds that my presence is considered detrimental to the public good.

I do think it’s fair to say that the election shows the students of this university have a different opinion.

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