16 July 2013, 11:20

Russia to give Snowden freedom of movement

Эдвард Сноуден Шереметьево Сноуден

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

Wanted US whistleblower Edward Snowden will be able to move across Russian territory while Moscow looks into his bid for political asylum.

An informed police source told reporters a special permit will be issued for the American intelligence leaker, stranded in a no-man’s-land in Moscow’s airport lounge, giving him freedom to travel.

The source said Snowden’s asylum plea would be considered even in the absence of any ID. Washington previously annulled the whistleblower’s US passport to.

The Russian immigration authority may take some five days to preview the request, although a deeper inquest will probably last up to three months, the source informed.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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