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NSA Leaker Stuck at Airport While Russia, Ecuador Reportedly Offer No Help for Asylum

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The fate of the NSA leaker remains in limbo as Russia and Ecuador send mixed messages about their role in Edward Snowden’s attempt to seek asylum, ABC News reports.

A spokesman for Vladimir Putin said Moscow would not help Snowden seek refuge.

Snowden is stuck at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport because the U.S. has revoked his passport, so he’s unable to fly.

His plan was to fly to Cuba and then connect to a flight to Ecuador.

Can Snowden, Leaker of U.S. Secrets, Reach Asylum in Ecuador? U.S. Watches Closely

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Federal authorities are wondering whether Edward Snowden, the leaker of widespread surveillance, can make it to Ecuador, which has offered the U.S. citizen asylum, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Authorities believe Snowden is in the transit zone at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, where Russian officials said they don’t have authority to apprehend the former NSA contractor.

But for Snowden to reach Ecuador, he needs to find a county that would allow him free transit there and temporary travel documents, The Wall Street Journal reports. 

“He does not have any documents issued by the government of Ecuador, such as a passport or a refugee identification,” said Galo Galarza, a senior ministry official.