Russia Lets Edward Snowden Stay for Another Three Years


Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the U.S. for leaking details about once-secret surveillance programs, has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer said Thursday.

Snowden last year was granted temporary asylum of one year in Russia, but that expired on Aug. 1.

His lawyer, Analtoly Kucherena, was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying Snowden now has been granted residency for three more years, but that he had not been granted political asylum.

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  1. It’s a shame he has to beg the Russians, but he’d be in the slammer the minute the US got hold of him.

  2. Given the current political climate between the US & Russia I doubt he had to beg.

    1. Good point; between Putin’s misadventures and Obo’s incompetence, he’s getting a free ride right now.

  3. It’s painfully obvious concerning the little hissy fit fight between Obama and Putin that a) Putin is bitch-slapping the living daylights out of Obama. -and- b) Before it’s over we peasants shall pay dearly.

  4. He’s given Putin useful intel, I’m sure.

    Does Obama really want someone like Snowden to stay in Russia? Bring him home and pardon him on the condition that reveals or gives up everything he knows.

    If Snowden accidentally falls off a cliff or commits suicide over the guilt of committing treason like US corporations (as the note will indicate), well, the government can’t be responsible for that.

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