WikiLeaks: US serves Snowden extradition request

The US has served an extradition request on Icelandfor the fugitive Edward Snowden, according to the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy organisation.

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We can confirm that a US extradition request for Mr. Snowden has been served on Iceland. #snowden

Iceland is one of 21 countries where Mr Snowden is said to have applied for asylum.

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