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Sunday 20 April 2014

Edward Snowden granted documents by Russia to leave Moscow airport

Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden

FORMER U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was today granted documents that will allow him to leave a Moscow airport where he is holed up, an airport source said.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Snowden, who is wanted by the United States for leaking details of U.S. government intelligence programmes, was expected to meet his lawyer at Sheremetyevo airport later today after lodging a request for temporary asylum in Russia.

The immigration authorites declined immediate comment.

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