The Gulfstream, tail number N977GA, was given permission to land in and fly over Denmark, and spent some time parked in Copenhagen, waiting to snatch Edward Snowden and kidnap him to America.
The revelation comes from Denfri.dk, an investigative news site that obtained details through dogged Freedom of Information requests.
Many of the requests were denied, because "Denmark’s relationship with the USA would be damaged if the information becomes public knowledge," according to the Danish foreign ministry.
In 2015, Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen argued to the Danish parliament that Snowden was not entitled to asylum.
Denfri.dk decided to investigate after the Norwegian media published a letter, dated June 27 2013, from the US Department of Justice to authorities in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, asking their police to arrest Snowden if he boarded a flight from Moscow to one of their countries.
On June 23 Snowden boarded a flight to Moscow after having spent several weeks in Hong Kong, during which US prosecutors charged him with theft and two counts of violating the Espionage Act because he had leaked information about numerous global surveillance programs by US and UK intelligence agencies.
USA sendte fly til Danmark for at hapse Snowden
Danish authorities gave the US permission to use Copenhagen Airport for a rendition flight to Moscow, Danish investigative website Denfri.dk reported.
(Image: Edward Snowden Conference 2015, Gage Skidmore, CC-BY-SA)
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