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Snowden applies for asylum in Russia: immigration source
July 1, 2013 / 4:38 PM / 4 years ago

Snowden applies for asylum in Russia: immigration source

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, a Russian immigration source close to the matter said on Monday.

A television screens the image of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden during a news bulletin at a cafe at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport June 26, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a Wikileaks activist who is traveling with Snowden handed his application to a Russian consulate in the transit area at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport late on Sunday.

Reporting by Lidia Kelly, Writing by Alissa de Carbonnel, Editing by Steve Gutterman

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