August 1, 2013 / 12:14 PM / 6 years ago

Fugitive Snowden left for secure location: lawyer

Anatoly Kucherena, the Russian lawyer assisting former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, speaks to the media at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, July 24, 2013. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Fugitive former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden has left for an undisclosed secure location, a Russian lawyer assisting him said on Thursday.

“I have just seen him off. He has left for a secure location,” Anatoly Kucherena told state broadcaster Russia 24. “Security is a very serious matter for him.”

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; editing by Elizabeth Piper

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