The meeting is planned for Friday early evening local time, according to the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti. The news agency quoted a representative of Sheremetyevo Airport as saying: “The meeting will take place at 17:00 (Moscow time), we will arrange for access and a platform for the meeting.”
Transparency International, a global corruption watchdog, confirmed to USA TODAY that the group received an invitation from Snowden, in which he says that as someone who openly advocates human rights he wanted to meet with activists. WikiLeaks later issued a tweet confirming the meeting.
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, a representative for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as well as several individuals, have also been invited, RIA Novosti reported.