Snowden requests asylum in 21 countries, including China: Wikileaks
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has submitted asylum requests to 19 more nations including Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil, India, China, Russia, Germany and France, Wikileaks has said.
In addition to earlier requests to Ecuador and Iceland, Wikilieaks said its legal advisor in the Snowden matter, Sarah Harrison, had personally submitted other requests on behalf of Snowden, the NSA whistleblower.
"The requests were delivered to an official at the Russian consulate at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow late in the evening," a WikiLeaks statement posted online said.
"The documents outline the risks of persecution Mr Snowden faces in the United States and have started to be delivered by the Russian consulate to the relevant embassies in Moscow."