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Edward Snowden granted documents that will allow him to leave Moscow airport

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posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 08:19 AM
This news just in from 'The Guardian'

Edward Snowden has been granted documents that will allow him to leave the Moscow airport where he has been since 23 June, according to an airport source. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the National Security Agency whistleblower is expected to meet his lawyer at Sheremetyevo airport later on Wednesday after lodging a request for temporary asylum in Russia. Immigration officials declined to comment. The former US spy agency contractor is wanted by the US for leaking details of government intelligence programmes but is attempting to negotiate asylum. He has been in the transit area of Sheremetyevo airport since flying to Russia from Hong Kong. Snowden has said he will request asylum in Russia until he is permitted to travel to Latin America. Venezuela has offered him political asylum but he remains unable to travel there without travel documents. The US has lobbied governments around the world to refuse entry to Snowden, and has invalidated his US passport.

Russian news agency also has a one line update comment which reads -

Snowden collects belongings from Sheremetyevo Airport's recreation room

Russia Today are also live streaming outside the airport.

The Guardian

RT Livestream


looks like its all happening today folks.

posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 08:25 AM
Great news. Must be getting a bit uncomfortable living in an airport while the US wants you dead.

All the best Mr Snowden, perhaps we should rename soon to Mr Snowball, because i hope the interest in exactly what the NSA gets away with gets larger and larger

While the US gov cant find him they are working on the next bond film, "the Spy who Hacked me"
edit on 24-7-2013 by Biigs because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 08:25 AM
reply to post by Lady_Tuatha

Thanks for the addition on this. If I might add something on it? This came across Cryptome earlier and it's from Greenwald at the Guardian.

- You are now in contact with Edward Snowden?

- I have been in contact with him, but Mr. Snowden is now very focused on fulfilling the conditions that required by the Russian government so that he could stay in Russia. And as a result, our communication is reduced to a discussion of his general condition and the response of the United States and around the world to texts written by me.

That might explain why he was nearly unable to stop talking ..until he got to Russia. Now he's the invisible man without a tongue, it would seem. Russia must have laid down their short term version of the law for him regarding slapping the US from behind their diplomatic cover.

I'd wondered why he stopped virtually anything to anyone ...Actually, this is reassuring. I'd had more dark concerns about why that might have been the case. Anyway.. it sounds like he won't be adding much until he leaves Russia by the looks of that Guardian interview piece.
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posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 08:36 AM
So Russia is going to let the Russian man playing Snowden return to life as normal? I knew it. Snowden never existed.

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