Snowden writes about freedom

City A.M. Reporter
FORMER US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has broken his silence for the first time since he fled to Moscow eight days ago to say he remains free to make new disclosures about US spying.

In a letter to Ecuador, Snowden said the US was illegally persecuting him for revealing PRISM, its electronic surveillance programme. He also thanked Ecuador for helping him get to Russia and for examining his asylum request.

"I remain free and able to publish information that serves the public interest," Snowden said in an undated Spanish-language letter sent to President Rafael Correa of Ecuador