“US whistleblower Edward Snowden is en route to Moscow from Hong Kong on an Aeroflot flight, reports AFP. Washington has filed an extradition order to the Hong Kong authorities on charges of espionage, theft and conversion of government property.”
Given the tensions between Russia and the U.S. over Syria lately, this will certainly be interesting to see play out.
U.S. extradition request did ‘not fully comply with Hong Kong law’
Snowden traveling with one other person, with surname Harrison
Hong Kong Authorities confirm Snowden en route to Moscow
US made intensive hacking attacks on China, reveals Snowden
#BREAKING SNOWDEN IS ALREADY IN MOSCOW – RT
SNOWDEN IS IN MOSCOW; NOT ON A PLANE FROM HONG KONG
Edward Snowden ‘flees to RUSSIA': NSA whistleblower leaves Hong Kong helped by Wikileaks after U.S. push to have him extradited for trial in America
Former NSA intelligence technician Edward Snowden, 30, has taken an Aeroflot flight out of Hong Kong this morning bound for Russia, the Hong Kong government has confirmed. It said he had left ‘of his own accord’ through ‘a lawful and normal channel’. It is believed the whistleblower will continue on to Iceland or Ecuador, where he is most likely to be offered asylum.