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Russia: no asylum application from Snowden

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NSA leaker Edward Snowden, center, attends a press conference at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks, left, Friday, July 12, 2013. Snowden wants to seek asylum in Russia, according to a Parliament member who was among about a dozen activists and officials to meet with him Friday in the Moscow airport where he's been marooned for weeks.

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Deputy head of the Russian office of Human Rights Watch, Tatiana Lokshina, speaks to the media at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 12, 2013. Two prominent Russian human rights officials say they plan to meet on Friday with Edward Snowden, the leaker of U.S. National Security Agency secrets, after receiving an invitation calling them to Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport. Snowden is believed to have been stuck in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport since June 23.

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Russian immigration officials said Saturday they have not received an application from Edward Snowden, the U.S. National Security Agency leaker who wants to get asylum in Russia. Snowden came to Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport on June 23 from Hong Kong, apparently intending to board a flight to Cuba. But he did not get on that flight and is believed to have spent the last three weeks marooned in the airport's transit zone.
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    • NSA leaker Edward Snowden, center, attends a press conference at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks, left, Friday, July 12, 2013. Snowden wants to seek asylum in Russia, according to a Parliament member who was among about a dozen activists and officials to meet with him Friday in the Moscow airport where he's been marooned for weeks.
    • Deputy head of the Russian office of Human Rights Watch, Tatiana Lokshina, speaks to the media at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 12, 2013. Two prominent Russian human rights officials say they plan to meet on Friday with Edward Snowden, the leaker of U.S. National Security Agency secrets, after receiving an invitation calling them to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international airport. Snowden is believed to have been stuck in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international airport since June 23.
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