• WikiLeaks says it helped Snowden’s asylum in ‘democratic country’



    LONDON – Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks said Sunday it had helped former US intelligence operative Edward Snowden secure political asylum in a “democratic country” after reports that he had left Hong Kong for Russia.

    “WikiLeaks has assisted Mr Snowden’s political asylum in a democratic country, travel papers and safe exit from Hong Kong,” it said on Twitter.