Tag Archive for asylum

Snowden granted 3 years residency in Russia

The Russian government has granted intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden a residence permit, valid for up to three years from August 1. Snowden previously had been granted a one-year grant of temporary political asylum that expired July 31. Residency status, says Snowden’s lawyer Anatoly…

Snowden in “precarious” position after asylum status expires

Edward Snowden’s temporary asylum authorization from Russia expired yesterday, a development that puts him in a “precarious” position according to Amnesty International. Available information indicates that Snowden currently has “temporary leave to remain” while he waits for the Russian government to approve…

Snowden’s asylum set to expire July 31

Edward Snowden’s current grant of asylum from the Russian government expires on July 31, but his request for a one-year extension has not yet been granted.  Snowden’s attorney, Anatoly Kucherena told the Interfax news agency, “We have filed documents to extend…

Snowden in Moscow airport limbo

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, departed Hong Kong on Sunday, taking an Aeroflot flight to Moscow. Hong Kong’s decision to allow him to leave comes a day after the US sought to turn up the pressure on the territory to hand him…

Snowden asks Hong Kong to “decide my fate”

The South China Morning Posts reports today that Edward Snowden said last night that he wants to remain in Hong Kong and let the courts and people there “decide my fate.” This is the first the world has heard from…