Fugitive Snowden seeks asylum in Ecuador: foreign minister




 
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Fugitive Snowden seeks asylum in Ecuador: foreign minister
 
June 23rd, 2013  
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Fugitive Snowden seeks asylum in Ecuador: foreign minister
By James Pomfret and Lidia Kelly HONG KONG/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is seeking asylum in Ecuador, the Quito government said on Sunday, after Hong Kong let him leave its territory despite Washington's efforts to extradite him on espionage charges. An aircraft believed to be carrying Snowden landed in Moscow, and the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said in a statement he was "bound for the Republic of Ecuador via a safe route for the purposes of asylum". ...




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