U.S. fugitive Snowden has no plans to leave Russia soon: lawyer

MOSCOW Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:18am EDT

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, an analyst with a U.S. defence contractor, is seen in this still image taken from video during an interview by The Guardian in his hotel room in Hong Kong June 6, 2013. REUTERS/Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/Courtesy of The Guardian/Handout via Reuters

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, an analyst with a U.S. defence contractor, is seen in this still image taken from video during an interview by The Guardian in his hotel room in Hong Kong June 6, 2013.

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has no plans to leave Russia soon and does not rule out eventually applying for citizenship, a lawyer helping the American with his bid for temporary asylum in Russia said on Wednesday.

Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said Snowden believed it would be unsafe to try to travel to Latin America soon because of U.S. efforts to return him to the United States to face espionage charges.

(Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk; Writing by Steve Gutterman, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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bradleysammy wrote:
Snowden has become a pawn in a game of chess. The Dominion of Canada, it is still called that. Dominion means (Sphere of sovereignty). Why aren’t we offering Mr. Snowden temporary asylum? Because we are no longer recognized as being anything more than a legal person. The choice is stil ours. We can be legal or sovereign, Sui juris,my claim to unaleinable rights. What to get really upset, Cestie Que Trust, as sovereigns we have access to it. The group of sovereigns that run the world own these trusts. All governments are fueled by our personal sovereignty and exception. Our credit(on the Sovereign side), is turned into a debt (on the legal side)

Jul 17, 2013 8:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Da11as wrote:
Free Pussy Riot

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AlkalineState wrote:
Snowden threatens to rock world by releasing more old anonymous phone bills from Missouri. Which is cool, because I have almost finished reading the first 3 billion phone bills he released. Did you know someone in a suburb of Kansas City called Papa John’s Pizza twice on the same night of May 8, 2013. That blows my mind!

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