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Snowden officially applies for temporary asylum in Russia human rights lawyer
RT ^ | July 16, 2013 11:26

Posted on 07/16/2013 5:22:48 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, a human rights lawyer revealed. As his application for asylum is considered, Snowden may be given special permission to enter the country and move around [within the country] freely.

"Snowden has handed over his application to Sheremetyevo’s Federal Migration Service staff”, Russian human rights lawyer Anatoly Kucherena revealed.

“I told him about all the intricacies of the procedure. It was decided that a staff member from the FMS office will come to the airport to accept Snowden’s temporary asylum request, as he is not allowed to leave Sheremetyevo’s transit zone”, the lawyer said.

Temporary asylum is sort of “humanitarian status” or postponed deportation. To receive such asylum in the Russian Federation, the applicant should request it at the Federal Migration Service (FMC) by filling out the relevant form, the service explains on its website.

The initial application review period may take up to five days, and the rest of the process can be pro-longed to three months.

In the event that it is approved, the applicant has a right to stay in the country for 12 months and can then extend this term for another year.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: applies; putin; russia; snowden
He abstained from this for almost three weeks.
1 posted on 07/16/2013 5:22:48 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior
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To: Freelance Warrior

Everything is proceeding according to plan.

Frank Marshall Davis is smiling, from hell.


2 posted on 07/16/2013 5:26:07 AM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Ah yes. Lord Barry command much respect in the world.


3 posted on 07/16/2013 5:27:09 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Freelance Warrior

Can’t say I blame him on this point, i.e., preferring Putin to Maobama.


4 posted on 07/16/2013 5:35:00 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
Can’t say I blame him on this point, i.e., preferring Putin to Maobama.

He could say that Obama (or the U.S. govt) has cornered him with revoking the passport, so he has no choice.

5 posted on 07/16/2013 5:40:13 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: ReformationFan

Uh ... No sale on that garbage. Anyone that prefers russia to the US or Putin to Obama is a traitor.


6 posted on 07/16/2013 5:44:58 AM PDT by plain talk
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