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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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Edward Snowden meets with activists in Moscow

The Guardian have posted a photograph of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden meeting with human rights groups at Moscow's Sheremteyevo Airport.

He requested the meeting to discuss the "next steps forward" after accusing the United States of illegally preventing him from taking up offers of asylum.

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