Russia granted asylyum to Snowden for one year. Meanwhile, he has just leaked another story about the NSA!
The Russian government has granted Edward Snowden asylum for one year.
Snowden, who has been holed up in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport since June 23, departed on Thursday with WikiLeaks’s legal adviser Sarah Harrison and moved to an undisclosed location.
Snowden and his legal team withdrew his initial application for asylum in Russia after President Vladimir Putin stipulated that he had to stop leaking United States’ secrets before the country would grant his request.
While this has put a strain on the already difficult U.S.-Russia relationship, President Obama is still scheduled to visit Moscow before the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg next month.
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