Edward Snowden Granted Asylum In Russia

It must be a relief to finally leave purgatory, but is Edward Snowden entering Heaven or Hell? From Russia Today:

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia and is allowed to enter the country’s 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.

Kucherena showed a photocopy of the document to the press. According to it, Snowden is free to stay in Russia until at least July 31, 2014. His asylum status may be extended annually upon request…

[continues at Russia Today]

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2 Comments on "Edward Snowden Granted Asylum In Russia"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Aug 1, 2013 at 11:29 am |

    On the bright side, there’s a massive heat wave in Siberia, surf party 2nite!
    http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2013/07/siberia-breaks-records-for-arctic-heat.html
    I’d link to Back in the U.S.S.R. if it was still a thing.
    Correction: The link said the heat wave would only last til July 26 so I guess Eddie missed that party.

  2. PAUL WHALEY | Aug 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm |

    WARNING >>>>> Dont come back to the U.S. >>>>>>>>>> Snowden

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