Sacha Llorenti told reporters in Geneva on Wednesday that France, Portugal, Spain and Italy "violated international law" when they blocked President Evo Morales's plane that was returning from a trip to Moscow, based on suspicions NSA leaker Edward Snowden might be aboard. "We interpret this as an aggression," and will ask the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, to intervene, he said on Wednesday.Meanwhile, Ecuador says it found hidden microphone at embassy where Assange is staying.
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live-blog. NYT covers. Remember when Obama last week said he wouldn't "scramble" any jets over this "hacker" Snowden?
Earlier: Trying to catch up with this. It seems that a plane carrying Bolivia's president Evo Morales was diverted tonight, refused permission to land, because of suspicions that Edward Snowden was board. France and Portugal refused use of their air space. Finally allowed to land in Spain for refueling, then on to Austria. Bolivia calls it "a hostile act." Morales had been meeting with Putin in Moscow.