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Edward Snowden got stuck in Moscow ‘after Cuba blocked entry’

Posted By admin On August 26, 2013 @ 11:12 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
August 26, 2013

The US whistleblower Edward Snowden got stuck in the transit zone of a Moscow airport because Havana refused to let him fly from Russia to Cuba, a Russian newspaper has claimed.

Snowden, who is wanted in the US for leaking details of government surveillance programmes to the Guardian, had planned to fly to Havana from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport a day after arriving from Hong Kong on 23 June.

But Snowden, who eventually accepted a year’s asylum in Russia after spending nearly six weeks at Sheremetyevo, did not catch the flight although he had been allocated a seat.

Citing several sources, including one close to the US state department, Kommersant newspaper said the reason was that at the last minute the Cuban authorities had told officials to stop Snowden from boarding the Aeroflot flight.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/26/edward-snowden-moscow-cuba

[2] Moscow-Cuba plane detour sparks speculation Snowden may be on board: http://www.prisonplanet.com/moscow-cuba-plane-detour-sparks-speculation-snowden-may-be-on-board.html

[3] NSA leaker Snowden’s plane to Cuba will pass through US airspace – source: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nsa-leaker-snowdens-plane-to-cuba-will-pass-through-us-airspace-source.html

[4] Snowden may be granted entry to Russia Wednesday: http://www.prisonplanet.com/snowden-may-be-granted-entry-to-russia-wednesday.html

[5] 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

[6] 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

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