Snowden Flees to Moscow

    HONG KONG - 2013: In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data.  (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)

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    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.

    Will seek asylum in Ecuador.

    In this Guardian interview, Snowden revealed his identity and explained his actions.

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