Wikileaks: Snowden Has Requested Asylum From Six More Countries

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has requested asylum from six more countries, according to a tweet from the group Wikileaks, which has claimed to be advising Snowden. The group said the nations would not be named because of “attempted US interference.”

Snowden originally requested asylum from 21 countries, all of which have reportedly declined his request, not responded, or said he must be within their borders for his request to be processed. Snowden was last known to be in the transit area of the Moscow airport. On Wednesday, a Wikileaks spokesman suggested to TPM Snowden may be able to get asylum from one of the countries that have said he must be within their territory if he is able to travel to them. 

 

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