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Snowden still in limbo in Moscow airport

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 - 01:14

June 27 - Edward Snowden is still believed to be inside a Russian airport as a U.S. official in Hong Kong expresses disappointment over the China’s lack of co-operation. Simon Hanna reports.

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U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden is still believed to be in this Moscow airport as of Thursday. But sightings of the former spy agency contractor have so far been restricted to newspaper stands. A flight from Moscow to Havana en route to Ecuador - where the 30 year old has applied for asylum - appeared to be his most likely way out. But another flight to the Cuban capital on Thursday showed no sign of Snowden nor his travelling companion - a researcher for anti-secrecy group Wikileaks. Before landing in Russia, Snowden had fled to Hong Kong. Washington's top envoy there said the U.S.'s relationship with the territory has been harmed after Hong Kong officials allowed Snowden to leave. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. CONSUL GENERAL IN HONG KONG, STEPHEN YOUNG: "We thought we had a partner that we could come to them and get cooperation on issues of importance to us, and I can't think of an issue that meant more to the U.S. government in the three and a half years that I've been here than the on that we feel we didn't get that co-operative hand." Edward Snowden faces espionage charges in the United States following leaked data exposing the extent of the National Security Agency's monitoring of emails and other communications.

Snowden still in limbo in Moscow airport

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 - 01:14

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