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Jun 23, 2013 1:25 PM by Annie Snead

WikiLeaks: Snowden going to Ecuador to seek asylum

MOSCOW (AP) - Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says a former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States for revealing highly classified surveillance programs is going to Ecuador to seek asylum.

The group said in a statement Sunday that Edward Snowden is "bound for the Republic of Ecuador via a safe route for the purposes of asylum, and is being escorted by diplomats and legal advisors from WikiLeaks."

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

 

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