July 2, 2013
Bolivian President Evo Morales’s plane has been diverted to Austria amid suspicion that US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is on board, the foreign minister has said.
David Choquehuanca denied that Mr Snowden was on the plane. France and Portugal reportedly refused to allow the Bolivia-bound flight to cross their airspace.
Mr Snowden is seeking asylum in several countries to avoid extradition to the US for leaking intelligence secrets.
Mr Choquehuanca told reporters on Tuesday that France and Portugal had closed their airspace over the “huge lie” that Mr Snowden was on board.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm