Snow­den to head for Venezuela

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WHISTLE­BLOWER Ed­ward Snow­den has ac­cepted Venezuela’s of­fer of po­lit­i­cal asy­lum, ac­cord­ing to the head of the Rus­sian par­lia­ment’s for­eign af­fairs com­mit­tee.

Alexei Pushkov has acted as an un­of­fi­cial spokesman for the Krem­lin on the Snow­den af­fair.

Snow­den (be­low), who re­vealed de­tails of a US in­tel­li­gence pro­gram to mon­i­tor in­ter­net ac­tiv­ity, went to Moscow’s Shereme­tyevo air­port on June 23 and was be­lieved to be headed for Cuba.

But he did not board that flight and has not been seen since.

He is widely be­lieved to be still in the air­port’s tran­sit zone.

Snow­den has ap­pealed to around 20 coun­tries for po­lit­i­cal asy­lum and Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin has said that he should choose a fi­nal des­ti­na­tion and go there as soon as pos­si­ble.

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