The American contractor Edward Snowden has requested legal assistance from the website WikiLeaks after leaving Hong Kong.
The whistleblowing website confirmed that Mr Snowden was being escorted from Hong Kong by diplomats and legal advisors from WikiLeaks.
In a statement the website confirmed that it was considering his request for legal aid and would make a decision once Mr Snowden had reached his final destination.
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