[Breaking news update at 10:38 a.m. Wednesday ] U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has not received documents that would allow him to leave a Moscow airport’s transit area, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told CNN on Wednesday. Earlier, Russian media reported that his paperwork had been issued.
Kucherena said Snowden’s paperwork could be delivered at “any time,” but it is not certain when.
[Original story, posted at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday]
Reports: Snowden able to leave Moscow airport
Russia has given U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden a document that would allow him to leave a Moscow airport and wait somewhere else in the country while his temporary-asylum request is considered, Russian news media reported Wednesday.
This comes eight days after Snowden applied for temporary asylum in Russia, where the former National Security Agency contractor arrived from Hong Kong after admitting to revealing sweeping U.S. electronic surveillance programs to the news media.
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