Russia: Snowden Can Stay 3 More Years
Moscow OKs NSA leaker's request to extend his stay
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2014 6:12 AM CDT
Edward Snowden, in a file photo from June 2013.   (AP Photo/The Guardian, File)

(Newser) – Russia, which is currently less than thrilled with the United States, today extended Edward Snowden's stay on its soil by another three years. Snowden's one-year asylum ran out late last week, and as the AP notes, Snowden's lawyer clarifies that he's been granted residency, not political asylum. Asylum would be decided in a separate proceeding, and it's not clear whether Snowden is seeking it. The three-year residency gives him the freedom to travel abroad, adds the BBC. (Meanwhile, is there a new Snowden in our midst?)

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Aug 7, 2014 11:40 AM CDT
Why is this traitor still news?
Aug 7, 2014 9:10 AM CDT
Snowden who? Who cares! He can stay there for the rest of his life for all I care! There ya go!
Aug 7, 2014 9:04 AM CDT
Lying to it's citizens by any government is wrong. Lying in order to go to war should be punishable by imprisonment or death. Time to revoke the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. We don't need Presidents that can start wars when ever they get the itch. We created an Emperor when they passed that resolution.