americans forced him basically to stop in russia more or less.
I'd rec you read the details about how and why he landed in HK and then Russia .
I cant remember all the details right now but I do remember logistically he was doing what he could.
He wasnt trying to escape to an Enemy of America Country and share info with them.
That wasnt the plan.
Now whether or not he's been tortured in Russia or cut a deal to good to be true for such info...All bets off...but if it happened then it was forced.
watch the 1st snowden -rogan interview and then maybe this 2cd one...and then make up your mind.
dont blindly trust what the us govt says about him (or anything really !)