Snowden isn't planning to leave Russia

Lawyer says Edward Snowden is alright, doesn't plan to flee Russia

Snowden isn't planning to leave Russia

World Bulletin / News Desk

Former U.S. intelligence officer Edward Snowden is not going to leave Russia, said his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena, representing Snowden in Russia, Sunday.

"He's in Russia. He's alright, no worries," said Kucherena to a Russian radio RSN.

Kucherena also gave a negative answer to the question of the radio station about whether Snowden was going to leave the country in the near future.

In June 2013, Snowden passed series of secret materials about Internet surveillance programs of the U.S. and UK intelligence services to the Washington Post and the Guardian. 

Following the events, he then flew to Hong Kong, and from there to Moscow, where he spent some time in the transit area of Moscow airport. Russia has provided Snowden with temporary asylum for one year on condition that he will cease its activities against the United States. In August 2014 Snowden has received a three-year residence permit that will allow him to travel not only in Russia but also abroad.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Ağustos 2015, 09:48