HAVANA TIMES – Former US National Security Agency analyst, Edward Snowden, made a request Sunday from Moscow for asylum in Cuba, among over a dozen other countries, reported Café Fuerte.
Snowden, 30, filed formal requests to a Russian official, who began to deliver them to the different embassies in the Russian capital, said a statement from Wikileaks.
In addition to Cuba, Snowden is seeking asylum from Bolivia, Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and Venezuela.
Diplomats from Russia, Cuba, Venezuela and Ecuador had scheduled a meeting Monday in Moscow to discuss the situation, but did not inform whether it took place or the results, and Cuban authorities have not spoken publicly about the request.
According to Cafe Fuerte, on June 24 Snowden bought a ticket for the flight Moscow-Havana, but his seat remained empty for the trip. No reason was given.
Snowden, who is supposedly in the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, is wanted by the United States after he provided the Guardian newspaper with details of a secret US government surveillance program.