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Self-proclaimed NSA leaker Edward Snowden would not face the death penalty if he were sent home, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter to his Russian counterpart this week.

Holder also said Snowden would not be tortured and would have all the protections of the U.S. civilian court if he were to come home from the Moscow airport where he has been hiding out.

The assurances were revealed in a letter dated July 23 and released on Friday, seeking to dispel claims about what would happen to Snowden if Russia handed him over to face charges of illegally disclosing government secrets about surveillance programs, Holder said.

The letter was sent to Alexander Vladimirovich Konovalov, the Russian minister of justice.

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