Whistleblower Edward Snowden in Moscow
Whistleblower Edward Snowden has reportedly stayed overnight at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. The former CIA contractor, who left Hong Kong in a bid to elude extradition to the US on espionage charges, is on his way to a ‘third country’ via Russia.
The plane allegedly carrying Edward Snowden landed in Moscow shortly after 5pm local time on Sunday.
Crowds of press and bystanders were hoping to grab a glimpse of the world’s most famous whistleblower, but to no avail, although the confirmation has arrived that he is in the terminal building.
After Edward Snowden's plane touched down in Moscow, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announced via twitter that Snowden had apllied for asylum. Meanwhile, Ecuador’s ambassador to Russia, Patricio Chavez, arrived at Sheremetyevo Airport allegedly to greet Snowden.
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