The Interfax news agency says a Russian consular official has
confirmed that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden asked for
political asylum in Russia.
duty officer at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s consular office in
Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport says that Snowden’s representative,
Sarah Harrison, handed over his request Sunday.
Snowden has been stuck in limbo for a week as his passport was cancelled by the US and Ecuador, where he was thought to be heading, apparently has not offered the shelter he’s seeking.