Edward Snowden

Snowden's Lawyer Says the NSA Whistleblower Fears for His Life

Afraid of being kidnapped or assassinated


The lawyer claiming to represent US whistleblower Edward Snowden has told Sky News his client fears for his life.

Anatoly Kucherena said Snowden had called him personally to ask for help and that he had submitted his request for asylum to Russia on Tuesday.

He said he expected a temporary document to be issued for his client within seven days, allowing him to leave the Moscow airport where he has been staying.