"Snowden is a free man," Says Russian President


Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday said Edward Snowden is still in the transit area of a Moscow airport and bluntly rejected U.S. calls to extradite him. Snowden arrived in Moscow on a flight from Hong Kong. Putin said Snowden is in the transit zone of a Moscow airport and hasn't passed through Russian immigration, meaning he technically is not in Russia. Putin said that because there is no extradition agreement with the U.S., it could not go along with the U.S. request against the self-proclaimed NSA whistle blower. He called Snowden a free man, and said the sooner he chooses his final destination, the better. Earlier in the day, Secretary of State John Kerry called for Russia to comply with common law practices even though there is no extradition treaty.

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