Snowden hopes asylum in Russia will give him freedom of movement

Ex-CIA intelligence analyst Edward Snowden will remain at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport for some time and he does not intend to fly to Latin America, a participant in Snowden's meeting with Russian rights campaigners told Interfax.

Ex-CIA intelligence analyst Edward Snowden will remain at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport for some time and he does not intend to fly to Latin America, a participant in Snowden's meeting with Russian rights campaigners told Interfax.

"He said he needs political asylum in Russia in order to gain freedom of movement. He is satisfied with his being in the airport, because everything is going well there. The only thing he seeks is freedom of movement," she said.

Snowden has asked human rights activists to assist him in bringing his request for asylum in Russia to Russian President [Vladimir Putin], she said.

"He [Snowden] did not permit photo of video coverage of the meeting, having explained that the appearance of such information could have negative impact on his safety," she said.

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