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Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil as his stay in Russia ends in Aug: TV

Published on Jun 2, 2014 12:06 PM
 
Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by US authorities and currently living in Russia, said in a TV interview on Sunday that he has applied for asylum in Brazil. -- PHOTO: AFP

BRASïLIA (AFP) - Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by US authorities and currently living in Russia, said in a TV interview on Sunday that he has applied for asylum in Brazil.

"I would love to live in Brazil," Snowden told Brazil's Globo TV.

Snowden's temporary asylum in Russia expires in August. Washington has revoked his US passport, so his travel options are limited.

Snowden, who was interviewed with reporter Glenn Greenwald by his side, said that he has formally asked several countries for asylum, including Brazil.

 
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