Edward Snowden, the NSA Whisleblower who’s currently at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, has asked for asylum to be granted to him in Ecuador. Reportedly, according to various sources, this has been done.
Now, the man who was in Hong Kong, then boarded an Aeroflot flight to Moscow this Sunday morning, and was originally rumored to be on his way to Iceland, is now said to be headed to Ecuador, presumable Quinto, and a press conference is to be held at 7 AM Monday morning, according to a Twitter tweet issued by Ricardo Patiño Aroca, the Ecuador Foreign Affairs Minister.
@bbhorne 7 a.m. Ecuador time. And 7 p.m. Vietnam time.
— Ricardo Patiño Aroca (@RicardoPatinoEC) June 23, 2013
Meanwhile, Edward Snowden’s passport was said to have been revoked by the U.S. Government on Saturday. He has been charged with three criminal counts (currently):
Some are wondering how Snowden could have got out of Hong Kong if that was the case, but such a question assumes perfect transfer of information. In reality, the Hong Kong Government did not, as they say ‘get that memo’ – literally.