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Snowden disappears after arrival in Moscow: Passengers

Published on Jun 23, 2013 10:48 PM
 
Two cars of the embassy of Ecuador in Moscow are parked outside the terminal where Edward Snowden, the former contractor for the US National Security Agency, is believed to have landed in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on June 23, 2013. Snowden did not emerge on Sunday with other passengers in the terminal after he landed in Moscow on a flight from Hong Kong, as some fellow travellers said he may have been whisked away directly from the airport tarmac. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (AFP) - The United States spy wanted by Washington, Edward Snowden, did not emerge on Sunday with other passengers in the terminal after he landed in Moscow on a flight from Hong Kong, as some fellow travellers said he may have been whisked away directly from the airport tarmac.

Snowden was not among the passengers on the Aeroflot flight who emerged into the public area of Terminal F at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport after the flight from Hong Kong arrived on Sunday, an Agence France-Presse correspondent reported.

But some passengers told AFP they saw a car parked next to the plane after it taxied to the terminal building, leaving the possibility he may have been taken away separately from the other passengers.

"They were getting luggage straight from the plane into the car. It seemed a little strange. I saw three pieces of luggage," Aeroflot passenger Jason Stephens from the US told AFP.

 
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