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Edward Snowden Gets Asylum in Russia, Leaves Airport

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s application for political asylum has been approved, and he has left a Moscow airport, Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told CNN on Thursday.

snowdenSnowden has legal status in Russia for one year, Kucherena said, but the attorney would not disclose his location, citing security reasons.

On Wednesday night, a lawyer representing Lon Snowden, Edward Snowden’s father, appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360″ and said that Snowden was in good health in Russia and that his lawyer was open to hammering out an ending that would satisfy all.

Attorney Bruce Fein relayed the conversation he had Kucherena.

“There may be a time, where it would be constructive to try and meet and see whether there can’t be common ground that everyone agrees would advance the interest, the United States, Mr. Snowden, Lon, his father, and the interest of Russia in trying to resolve this in a way that honors due process and the highest principles of fairness and civilization,” Fein said.

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