WikiLeaks’ ‘Flight of Liberty’ campaign for Snowden still a mystery

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Wednesday came and went without yielding any further information about WikiLeaks’ cryptic “Flight of Liberty” campaign for Edward Snowden.

Following the confusion on Monday over whether Snowden had accepted Venezuela’s offer for asylum, WikiLeaks tweeted on Tuesday, “Tomorrow the first phase of Edward Snowden’s “Flight of Liberty” campaign will be launched. Follow for further details.”

But by the early hours of Thursday morning in Moscow, the organization had yet to announce any further details about the mysterious campaign.

The campaign is believed to be a fundraising campaign, reports the Telegraph, to aid in the logistical costs of safely transporting Snowden, currently a fugitive on the run from the U.S. government, to one of several countries offering him asylum: Bolivia, Nicaragua or Venezuela.

Venezuela is believed by journalist Glenn Greenwald to be the most likely option for Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor credited with blowing the whistle on the West’s global surveillance apparatus.

Snowden is believed to be currently hiding out in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, although he has managed to stay out of sight of the numerous journalists who have tried to track him down at the airport.

WikiLeaks did not return The Daily Caller’s request for comment by the time of publication.

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