Snowden 'to submit an asylum claim to Russia'

Ellen Barry, Moscow correspondent for The New York Times, is tweeting on behalf of Human Rights Watch's Tanya Lokshina, who is attending a meeting with Edward Snowden.


Updates are from @tanyalokshina @hrw: He wants help in guarantee of safe passage to Latin America


From @tanyalokshina @hrw Today, he will submit an asylum claim to Russia, plans to go to Latin America eventually.


From @tanyalokshina @hrw #Snowden says he can only have guaranteed safety to stay temporarily in Russia is with asylum, so asking for it.


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.