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Friday, July 12, 2013

First Image of Snowden in Moscow Appears

As my colleague Ellen Barry reports on Twitter from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, Human Rights Watch has released the first image of Edward Snowden in Russia, taken at a meeting with rights groups on Friday.

The image was sent to reporters by a participant in the meeting, Tanya Lokshina of Human Rights Watch. The woman seated to Mr. Snowden’s right appeared to be Sarah Harrison, a British WikiLeaks activist.

Ms. Lokshina also revealed that Mr. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, said that he has decided to apply for political asylum in Russia.