Snowden granted 1-year asylum in Russia

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

RT: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia and left the Moscow airport.

With his newly-awarded legal status in Russia, Snowden cannot be handed over to the US authorities, even if Washington files an official request. He can now be transported to the United States only if he agrees to go voluntarily.

“He is the most wanted person on earth and his security will be a priority,” the attorney explained. “He will deal with personal security issues and lodging himself. I will just consult him as his lawyer.”

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