Fox News: Edward Snowden Lands Safely In Moscow , Flying To Cuba - UPDATESubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 06/23/2013 - 14:42
Fox News: Edward Snowden Lands Safely In Moscow , Flying To Cuba - UPDATE
By Adam Martin
JUNE 22, 2013 | 11:34 am EST
Snowden flew to Moscow in the company of WikiLeaks legal advisers, who helped broker an offer of asylum, Julian Assange told the Sydney Morning Herald. Assange wouldn't confirm to the Herald which country had offered him asylum, but the Russian ITAR-Tass news service reported it was Venezuela, according to the Associated Press.
In the meantime, Snowden is hanging out in the transit zone of the Moscow airport, out of reach of Interpol, the Los Angeles Times reports. Russia and the United States have no extradition treaty. Some Russian politicos speculated to The Times that Snowden might wind up seeking asylum in Russia, rather than continuing on to Cuba. He was at one point thought to be heading to Venezuela, but the news of his asylum request to Ecuador seems to have put that to rest. The next plane to Havana leaves on Monday.