Just two days afer U.S. officials filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old NSA leaker reportedly left Hong Kong on a flight bound for Moscow—and the fugitive has reportedly then gone to Ecuador's embassy in Moscow. WikiLeaks issued a statement saying that Snowden is seeking political asylum in that country, which was later confirmed by a foreign minister. It's rumored that he will fly there via Cuba, which has no established extradition policy with the U.S. In the end, Hong Kong concluded that the request "did not fully comply with the legal requirements" under their own law.
In this Guardian interview, Snowden revealed his identity and explained his actions.