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Fugitive Snowden leaves Hong Kong

Russian jet takes leaker to Moscow

Posted: June 24, 2013 at 3:51 a.m.

A TV screen shows a news report of Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee who leaked top-secret documents about sweeping U.S. surveillance programs, at a shopping mall in Hong Kong Sunday, June 23, 2013. The former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States for revealing two highly classified surveillance programs has been allowed to leave for a "third country" because a U.S. extradition request did not fully comply with Hong Kong law, the territory's government said Sunday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States for leaking classified documents about global U.S. surveillance, fled his Hong Kong hide-out for Moscow on Sunday aboard a Russian jetliner, in what appeared to be the first step in an odyssey to seek political asylum in another country, possibly Ecuador or Venezuela.

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