Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden's Asylum About to Expire

Waiting for news of possible extension


Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden's year-long leave to stay in Russia has expired without confirmation that it will be extended.

His lawyer said he could stay in the country while his application for an extension was being processed.

The man who exposed US intelligence practices to the world's media won leave to remain in Moscow a year ago.

Little is known about his activities in Russia—where he is living and whether he is working.