Fugitive Snowden leaves Hong Kong
Russian jet takes leaker to Moscow
Posted: June 24, 2013 at 3:51 a.m.
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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