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Edward Snowden departs Hong Kong on flight to Moscow

The Hong Kong government confirmed Sunday that NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has departed the territory for a "third country." WikiLeaks issued a statement on Sunday saying Snowden is bound for a "democratic nation via a safe route for the purposes of asylum, and is being escorted by diplomats and legal advisors from WikiLeaks."

According to a report from a reservations agent at the Russian airline Aeroflot, Snowden is on his way to Moscow, though it appears the capital city may just be a temporary stop en route to his final destination, as the New York Times reports:

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