US fugitive Edward Snowden releases statement

Edward Snowden confirmed that he has sought asylum in Russia, in a statement released by Wikileaks:

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RELEASE: Statement read by Edward #Snowden to human rights groups at Moscow airport today http://t.co/HEpWd0QFaG #snowden #nsa #prism

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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.