Wikileaks: Edward Snowden set to release statement

Edward Snowden has met rights groups at Moscow airport and is set to release a statement Credit: Tanya Lokshina/Human Rights Watch

Wikileaks say they are set to release a statement from US fugitive Edward Snowden shortly.

The group said "press reportage should be treated with caution" until Snowden's statement is released.


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.