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    Edward Snowden can stay 3 more years in Russia, lawyer says

    MOSCOW -- Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the U.S. for leaking details about once-secret surveillance programs, has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer said Thursday.
    Snowden last year was granted temporary asylum
    of one year in Russia, but that expired on Aug. 1.

    His lawyer, Analtoly Kucherena, was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying Snowden now has been granted residency for three more years, but that he had not been granted political asylum.


    That status, which would allow him to stay in Russia permanently, must be decided by a separate procedure, Kucherena said, without specifying if Snowden is seeking it. He faces espionage charges in the U.S. that carry a sentence of up to 30 years, but Russia has no extradition treaty with Washington.
    Snowden was stranded in a Moscow airport last year en route from Hong Kong to Cuba, shortly after he released extensive documentation about National Security Agency's surveillance programs. He reportedly spent a month in the airport before receiving the temporary asylum, but was seen only at one tightly restricted meeting with human rights representatives.


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    Looks like Snowden will not be coming home anytime soon.


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    Re: Edward Snowden can stay 3 more years in Russia, lawyer says

    Got to give him credit for updating you guys.

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    Re: Edward Snowden can stay 3 more years in Russia, lawyer says

    What continues to amaze me are the hawkish people who still scream for his blood.

    Those self same people who purport to NEED guns to defend themselves from "big brother", lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Edward Snowden can stay 3 more years in Russia, lawyer says

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    What continues to amaze me are the hawkish people who still scream for his blood.

    Those self same people who purport to NEED guns to defend themselves from "big brother", lol.
    Yea it really makes no sense what so ever. Its also quite hypocritical. These people saying they are all in support of personal liberty, but once someone comes out and exposes what the government is doing, and is violating our liberty, they scream for the messengers blood.


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