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Snowden seeks asylum in many countries

2013-06-24 17:13

Washington - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has possibly applied for asylum in other countries besides Ecuador. Assange says he cannot go into detail about Snowden's whereabouts, except to say that he is safe.

Snowden left Hong Kong on Sunday to travel to Ecuador through Moscow and other points to avoid extradition to the US. He is facing espionage charges stemming from his disclosure of US surveillance programmes that collect phone records and online data in the name of foreign intelligence.

Snowden was not on a flight to Cuba on Monday as expected. Ecuador says it is considering its asylum requests.

Ecuador granted Assange asylum last year. Assange is staying at the country's embassy in Britain to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning about sex crime allegations.

Comments
  • Piccky Wockky - 2013-06-24 17:28

    Why are there no reports on the Brazilian protests?

      Annemarie White - 2013-06-27 05:52

      I wish I knew. We got reports from the Turkey protests days after it started, and there are none about the protests in dozens of other countries. Blackout?

  • Piccky Wockky - 2013-06-24 17:28

    Why are there no reports on the Brazilian protests?

  • Roelf Van Der Merwe - 2013-06-24 18:26

    This guy is a hero! I will give him asylum in my house!

      Marc Ross - 2013-06-25 08:57

      Shhh Roelf, not so loud, Obama has an aircraft carrier off our coast.

  • Phoenixx - 2013-06-24 21:12

    OK so he exposes the espionage of the USA, who then charges HIM for espionage for showing their illegal behaviour. Hmmm double standards anyone?

  • Bri - 2013-06-25 08:54

    I wonder when the movie will come out.

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