Snowden Russia asylum bid

Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied for temporary asylum in Russia oafter three weeks holed up at a Moscow airport trying to avoid prosecution in the United States on espionage charges.

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Activist confirms 'invitation' to meet Edward Snowden

Human Rights Watch official, Tanya Lokshina, received a letter purportedly from US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Thursday.

The letter, posted it to her Facebook page, invites human rights group and other "respected individuals" to meet him at Terminal F of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport.

Snowden says he would like to make a statement and discuss the "next steps forward" in his situation.

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