Russia Grants Snowden Asylum, Infuriating US

Law360, New York (August 1, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT) -- Edward Snowden received temporary asylum in Russia on Thursday and left the Moscow airport where he had been holed up for more than five weeks in an attempt to evade U.S. authorities who want him for releasing secret details of the government’s surveillance programs.

The U.S., which has been pressuring Russia to hand over Snowden, immediately denounced its move to give him one year of asylum. President Barack Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney said at a press briefing Thursday morning that Snowden is not a “dissident” or...
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