Snowden Applies for Asylum in Russia

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Federal Migration Service confirms that it's received a request for temporary asylum from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. The agency says it will review the request within three months.

A Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, says said Snowden made the move following their meeting at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

Snowden has been stuck in Sheremetyevo's transit zone since he arrived from Hong Kong on June 23. He said Friday at a meeting with Russian rights activists and public figures that he would seek at least temporary refuge in Russia until he could fly to one of the Latin American nations that have offered him asylum.


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