The anti-secrecy non-profit organisation Wikileaks, which is assisting Edward Snowden, has confirmed that NSA's whistle-blower asked for asylum to 19 different countries, and not to 15 as Russian officials revealed on 1 July.

Sarah Harrison, Wikileak’s legal advisor, submitted to the Russian consulate at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport a number of requests by hand for asylum and assisting in asylum process on behalf of Snowden.

The list, which is in addition to requests sent to Ecuador and I...

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