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Snowden has "no regrets", requests Russia asylum
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Snowden has "no regrets", requests Russia asylum

12.07.2013 From our online archive
Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Friday said he wanted asylum in Russia until he can legally travel on to Latin America, adding that he has "no regrets" about revealing a vast US spying programme.

(AFP) Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Friday said he wanted asylum in Russia until he can legally travel on to Latin America, adding that he has "no regrets" about revealing a vast US spying programme.

Snowden, speaking to rights activists at a Moscow airport, said he was prevented by Western governments from flying to the Latin American countries that have offered him asylum.

He said he was submitting a request to stay Russia "until such time as these (Western) states accede to law and my legal travel is permitted," according to a transcript of his remarks released by anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.