Fugitive Snowden to meet with human rights groups: Official

Through a window, the Aeroflot flight to Havana plane is seen parked for boarding next to a gate of Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow, Russia, on July 9, 2013. Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden will meet human rights groups on Friday
Through a window, the Aeroflot flight to Havana plane is seen parked for boarding next to a gate of Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow, Russia, on July 9, 2013. Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden will meet human rights groups on Friday, July 12, 2013, at Moscow's Sheremteyevo Airport, where the fugitive contractor has been in the passenger transit area since he flew from Hong Kong.  -- FILE PHOTO: AP

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden will meet human rights groups on Friday at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, where the fugitive contractor has been in the passenger transit area since he flew from Hong Kong.

"I can confirm that such a meeting will take place," said an airport spokeswoman, adding that it would take place in the second half of the day.