Sunday, June 23, 2013

Snowden Flees Hong Kong; Maybe Heading for S. America

MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who leaked top-secret documents about U.S. surveillance programs, fled Hong Kong for Moscow on Sunday with the assistance of the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks, landing at Sheremetyevo International Airport aboard an Aeroflot flight, according to Russian media reports and a WikiLeaks spokesman.

Snowden’s ultimate destination was unknown, but Ricardo Patiño Aroca, Ecuador’s foreign minister, tweeted Sunday afternoon that his government had received a request for asylum from Snowden. WikiLeaks released a statement saying Snowden was “bound for the Republic of Ecuador via a safe route for the purposes of asylum.”
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Note: This is a developing story and the text at the linked site is likely to change.


lannes said...

Then, he and the Wikileaks guy can be roommates!

The Archer of the Forest said...

I don't know what to make of this guy. I was initially sympathetic to him, as I assumed he was just a whistle blower, but now that he appears to be in bed with the WikiLeaks Anarchist crowd, I am losing my sympathy.