Edward Snowden Facing Tough Choices While in Hiding

A few countries in Asia, Russia, and Iceland are potential destinations for the NSA whistleblower


HONG KONG (AP)—Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who leaked top-secret documents about U.S. surveillance programs, has few options to stay one step ahead of the authorities while in apparent hiding. One possibility is to seek asylum in a place that does not have an extradition pact with the United States—there are few in Asia alone, a short flight away from Hong Kong where he was last spotted, but none where he is guaranteed refuge.