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Former US intelligence technician Edward Snowden is en route from Hong Kong to Moscow heading to a third destination, the South China Morning Post reported.
"US whistleblower Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong on an Aeroflot flight to Moscow, credible sources have confirmed to the South China Morning Post," the newspaper, which has carried exclusive interviews with Snowden in Hong Kong, said in a brief report on its website.
Originally posted by Swills
Well good news for Mr. Snowden! He's on his way to freedom from the US if everything goes as planned. Russia isn't his final destination as there is a 3rd stop, whether its Iceland or Ecuador we don't know yet. The US is openly charging Snowden and wants him turned over them and funny enough China is blasting the US for their cyber snooping.
Anyways, God speed Mr. Snowden!
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 23-6-2013 by Swills because: (no reason given)
The rest in the link: HK Gov Press Release re Snowden
The HKSAR Government today (June 23) issued the following statement on Mr Edward Snowden:
Mr Edward Snowden left Hong Kong today (June 23) on his own accord for a third country through a lawful and normal channel.
Meanwhile, the HKSAR Government has formally written to the US Government requesting clarification on earlier reports about the hacking of computer systems in Hong Kong by US government agencies. The HKSAR Government will continue to follow up on the matter so as to protect the legal rights of the people of Hong Kong.
Interfax, the Russian news agency, is saying Snowden is set to fly on to Cuba. It's citing Aeroflot sources as saying there is a ticket in the American's name for a Moscow to Cuba flight, Reuters reports.
06/23 13:40 Nobody will detain Snowden at Sheremetyevo, if his visa is alright - police
06/23 13:36 SNOWDEN'S ULTIMATE DESTINATION IS VENEZUELA WHERE HE WILL FLY TO FROM MOSCOW WITH STOPOVER IN HAVANA - SOURCE
Originally posted by Archie
Wikileaks says that it has provided lawyers and that they're on board the flight with him.