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Immigration source: Snowden applied for asylum in Russia

By Reuters
Monday, July 1, 2013 13:05 EDT
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This image recorded on June 6, 2013 shows Edward Snowden speaking during an interview with The Guardian at an undisclosed location in Hong Kong. (AFP)
 
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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.

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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