UPDATED – RT: Edward Snowden asks for political asylum in Russia – HRW

Published time: July 12, 2013 13:21

NSA leaker & former CIA employee Edward Snowden has asked for political asylum in Russia, saying he could not fly to Latin America, according to Human Rights Watch representative who met the whistleblower.

According to Tatyana Lokshina of Human Rights Watch, Snowden seeks to stay in Russia as he “can’t fly to Latin America yet.”

Thirteen Russian and international human rights advocates and lawyers have gathered at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport for a meeting with Snowden scheduled for 5pm Moscow time (13:00 GMT). The NSA leaker was expected to speak out about the US persecution campaign.

Эдвард Сноуден. Фото: Татьяна Локшина из ” Human Rights Watch” (Guardian)pic.twitter.com/OsfTHxn16B

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Rights advocates who received letters from Snowden and agreed to come to the meeting included representatives of Amnesty International, Transparency International, Human Rights Watch and other organizations, as well as well-known Russian lawyers.

The meeting started behind closed doors in an undisclosed area of Sheremetyevo’s Terminal F.

Meanwhile, several hundred journalists have surrounded a gray ‘staff only’ door guarded by airport security, awaiting for comments from the meeting participants.

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