The New York Times' Ellen Barry reports that Snowden is meeting with "around eight" human rights officials in his ongoing effort to receive political asylum. Snowden requested the meeting with the human rights officials via an email yesterday, amid Snowden's claims that the U.S. is waging an "unlawful" campaign to block him from seeking asylum.
According to Barry, Snowden has received asylum offers from Venezuela, Russia, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador. He will submit an asylum application to Russia today to guarantee his safety until he can get to Latin America "eventually." He wants help in guaranteeing his safe passage.