Edward Snowden has been in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport since June 23.
Edward Snowden hopes to be granted papers by Wednesday that would allow him to leave Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, where he has been holed up since June 23, his Russian lawyer says.
Anatoly Kucherena, who has assisted the fugitive American leaker in his bid for asylum in Russia, said Monday that Snowden’s application may take three months to process. The lawyer said the papers, which he expects to receive “shortly,” will permit Snowden to pass through immigration and travel to the city’s center in the meantime.
The former defense contractor leaked National Security Administration documents revealing America’s worldwide surveillance apparatus. He will be prosecuted on espionage charges if U.S. officials can apprehend him. The U.S. revoked his passport.
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