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Snowden could fly under UN passport, as Donald Woods did to leave S.Africa in 1978 - CLG

Snowden could fly under UN passport, as Donald Woods did to leave S.Africa in 1978 - CLG by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 09 Jul 2013 Edward Snowden could fly under a United Nations passport. I thought of this idea when I recalled the history of South Africa's Daily Dispatch editor and anti-apartheid activist, Donald Woods. Woods, who befriended Black Consciousness Movement founder Steve Biko, was banned for five years by the South African government. An elaborate plan was concocted to smuggle Woods to freedom; the plan to escape commenced on New Year's Eve, 1977. While under house arrest, Woods evaded his guards. "Woods hitchhiked 300 miles (480 km) before attempting to cross the Tele River between South Africa and Lesotho...With the help of the British High Commission (in Maseru) and from the Government of Lesotho, [Woods and his family] flew under United Nations passports and with one Lesotho official over South African territory, via Botswana to London, where they were granted political asylum." [Note: CLG News tweeted this Tuesday evening and WikiLeaks retweeted it - so hopefully, the idea will spread.]

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but i never heard of an UN passport.....how does one go about applying? guess they wd want dna, fingerprints, mug shot and bank details still though, wdn't they....?