Report: NSA whistleblower charged with espionage

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Credit: Guardian/Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras

The US has asked Hong Kong to detain National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden on a provisional arrest warrant after charging him with espionage, The Washington Post has reported, citing American officials.

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WikiLeaks 'helps Snowden asylum'

WikiLeaks has claimed that it helped with US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's "political asylum in a democratic country, travel papers and safe exit from Hong Kong".