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Fugitive Russian lawyer seeking U.S. asylum

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posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 12:51 PM
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Fugitive Russian lawyer seeking U.S. asylum


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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A fugitive Russian attorney has applied for political asylum in the United States after accusing Russia's security service of waging a vendetta against him, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Boris Kuznetsov is wanted in Russia on charges of revealing state secrets. He says he is being punished for blowing the whistle on illegal phonetapping by the secret services, and that he will not receive a fair trial if he returns home.

Kuznetzov is living in New Jersey where he is writing a book about abuses by the Federal Security Service (FSB), main successor to the Soviet-era KGB. His lawyer in Moscow, Robert Zinoviev, confirmed that he was seeking asylum.

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posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 12:51 PM
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Haha, I doubt our gov will be sympathetic towards someone whistleblowing a governments illegal wiretapping...That's probably hitting a little too close to home for them.

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[edit on 5-2-2008 by DimensionalDetective]



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