Fugitive Edward Snowden has asked for temporary asylum in Russia and plans to go to Latin America eventually.
That is according to one tweet released as the 30-year-old held a behind-closed-doors press conference at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.
It was backed by a Kremlin lawyer who attended the meeting. It’s understood he has asked for temporary asylum in Russia and plans to go to Latin America eventually.
Another media source has reported the fugitive “vowed” not to harm US-Russian relations. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman repeated earlier conditions that Snowden should stop harming the interests of the
United States if he intends to pursue asylum in Russia.
Snowden is wanted by Washington on espionage charges for divulging details of secret US surveillance programmes.
#snowden First pic of Edward Snowden in Moscow airport – taken by
tanyalokshina</a> of Human Rights Watch. <a href="http://t.co/SJWD6zLbKv">pic.twitter.com/SJWD6zLbKv</a></p>— PaulTOwen (PaulTOwen) July 12, 2013