US whistleblower 'leaves Hong Kong for Russia'

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong on an Aeroflot flight to Moscow, Russia, according to the South China Morning Post.

Edward Snowden gave an interview to the Guardian while in Hong Kong
Edward Snowden gave an interview to the Guardian while in Hong Kong Credit: Guardian/Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras

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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".