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Earlier this morning, India rejected NSA leaker Edward Snowden's request for political asylum.
So what countries are the best for political asylum...let's hope this is a list none of us ever need...but it is fascinating.

If you had to flee the us,  what country could you go to with the most ease? Here's the list.

According to Wikileaks, Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in more than 20 foreign countries. He's getting lots of rejections right now as he hangs out in Moscow's airport.

While we don't know exactly where Snowden will end up, here are the top countries determined by business insider to be the best for asylum.

  1. Hong Kong's high court recently ordered a review of their extradition policy. Until that's a safe haven.
  2. Lots of loopholes in Switzerland's extradition laws, and it's a beautiful place to live.
  3. Brazil has bucked US efforts at extradition in the past, including a recent murder case where the suspect fled there.
  4. Iran hasn't had diplomatic relations with the US for more than 30 years.
  5. The Cape Verde Islands have no extradition treaty with the US... and it's a popular vacation spot off the coast of West Africa.
  6. France has an extradition treaty with America, but took in Roman Polanski when he fled the US.
  7. Things could change with the death of Hugo Chavez…but Venezuela loves to be a thorn in the side of the US.
  8. Ecuador says they are not considering Snowden's request for asylum…but they offered safe haven to Wikileaks Julian Assange.
  9. Iceland took in chess master Bobby Fisher when he was wanted by the US government
  10. Cuba. They've got great beaches...great food, and given the icy relationship with the US for the last 50 years...they will likely never extradite anyone back here.
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