Snowden to head for Venezuela
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.