MOSCOW — U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Sunday marked three weeks stuck in an airport transit lounge since he arrived in Russia, as a supporter warned the fugitive possessed even more secrets that could damage the U.S. government.
Snowden, wanted by the United States for revealing sensational details of its surveillance operations, flew into Russia from Hong Kong on June 23 and has languished ever since in the transit zone in Moscow‘s Sheremetyevo airport.
Breaking cover for the first time since he arrived, Snowden told a group of activists on Friday that he was applying for asylum in Russia until he could travel on to Latin America.
But Russian officials have yet to confirm receiving such an application which, if approved, would risk further straining Russia’s already tense relations with the United States.
Meanwhile, the journalist first who published Snowden’s revelations based about the sweeping…
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