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Not received asylum application from Snowden: Russia

Last Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 15:15

Zee Media Bureau

Moscow: Russia on Saturday said that it has not received request from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden who seeks asylum in the country.

Snowden met human rights group making his first appearance since fleeing there from Hong Kong three weeks ago.
On Friday, he met there with human rights activists and said he would seek Russian asylum, at least as a temporary measure before going to Venezuela, Bolivia or Nicaragua, all of which have offered him asylum.
But the Interfax news agency quoted Russian migration service head Konstantin Romodanovsky as saying no asylum request had been received as of Saturday.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 14:40
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