Skip to comments.Snowden granted 1-year asylum in Russia, leaves airport
Posted on 08/01/2013 5:13:19 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia and is allowed to enter the countrys territory.
The whistleblower has been granted temporary political asylum in Russia, Snowden's legal representative Anatoly Kucherena said.
I have just handed over to him papers from the Russian Immigration Service. They are what he needs to leave the transit zone, he added.
Snowden has already left the transit zone of Moscows Sheremetyevo Airport, an RT crew at the scene has confirmed.
His present location has not been made public nor will it be disclosed, Kucherena said, adding that Snowden is among the most wanted people in the world.
That’s what Obama gets when he deals with adults. I guess it’ll take a year for them to evaluate what Snowden brought with him.
All this because Obama and the NSA just HAD to be able to spy on Americans (his enemies).
Like Putin said...we've never deported anyone seeking asylum....and neither have you.
WikiLeaks @wikileaks 11m
We would like to thank the Russian people and all those others who have helped to protect Mr. Snowden. We have won the battle—now the war.
WikiLeaks @wikileaks 17m
Edward Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia for a year and has now left Moscow airport under the care of WikiLeaks’ Sarah Harrison
WikiLeaks @wikileaks 31m
FLASH: We can now confirm that Edward Snowden’s welfare has been continuously monitored by WikiLeaks staff since his presence in Hong Kong.
The problem now becomes -which characters Hollywood presents in a sympathetic light?
Normally it would be Snowden - going up against the government. But the government is Obama ..so they have a dilemma.
They can always use the classic "good king and evil ministers" fairy tale concept.
Plenty of time to make his way to Vladivostok, where Caracas is just a short submarine ride away.
Read this too quickly and without my glasses.
I thought it said "representative Ashton Kutcher."
Would we have known about NSA's evil eye without Snowden?
I deeply hope that what ever else Snowden has taken is relatively benign.
Snowden's certificate of temporary asylum as published on Twitter. You can see his name transcripted in Latin script in a standard Russian way: Snouden Edvard Dzhozef
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