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Edward Snowden asking 15 countries for asylum, Russian official says

Posted By admin On July 1, 2013 @ 10:22 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Sergei L. Loiko
LA Times [1]
July 1, 2013

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked U.S. security secrets and is now a fugitive, met Monday morning with Russian diplomatic officials and handed them an appeal to 15 countries for political asylum, a Russian Foreign Ministry official told The Times.

“It was a desperate measure on his part after Ecuador disavowed his political protection credentials,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. ”In the document Snowden reiterated once again that he is not a traitor and explained his actions only by a desire to open the world’s eyes on the flagrant violations by U.S. special services not only of American citizens but also citizens of European Union including their NATO allies.”

The official didn’t disclose the countries that were on the list. The meeting took place at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, where Snowden has apparently holed up in a transit lounge since fleeing from Hong Kong while seeking a route to Ecuador or somewhere else that might grant him asylum.

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[1] LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-edward-snowden-asylum-15-countries-20130701,0,1183893.story?track=rss

[2] WikiLeaks: NSA leaker Snowden applied for asylum in six more countries: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-nsa-leaker-snowden-applied-for-asylum-in-six-more-countries.html

[3] The 21 Nations That Edward Snowden Is Applying To For Asylum: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-21-nations-that-edward-snowden-is-applying-to-for-asylum.html

[4] Snowden’s Venezuela offer ‘last chance’ for political asylum – Russian official: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowdens-venezuela-offer-last-chance-for-political-asylum-russian-official.html

[5] Snowden requested asylum in Moscow, but withdrew it when asked to cease ‘anti-US activity’ – Kremlin: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowden-requested-asylum-in-moscow-but-withdrew-it-when-asked-to-cease-anti-us-activity-kremlin.html

[6] ASSANGE: We Know Where Edward Snowden Is, But We’re Not Saying Yet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assange-we-know-where-edward-snowden-is-but-were-not-saying-yet.html

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