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Snowden Seeks Asylum in Russia: Report

Posted Friday, July 12th 2013 @ 11am  by Newser Editors

(NEWSER– Edward Snowden will seek political asylum in Russia, at least temporarily, he told human rights groups in a meeting today at Sheremetyevo International Airport. The news comes via New York Times reporter Ellen Barry, who cites a Human Rights Watch researcher at the meeting. Snowden say he's fine with Vladimir Putin's condition that he stop activities intended to harm the US because, in his alleged words, "No actions I take or plan are meant to harm the US. … I want the US to succeed."

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