NSA leaker granted asylum, leaves Moscow airport

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Edward Snowden

August 1, 2013 Updated Aug 1, 2013 at 1:30 PM EST

Former US National Security Agency contract worker Edward Snowden is no longer living in an airport in Moscow. Russia granted Snowden asylum for one year according to CBS News.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., issued the following statement:

“Russia has stabbed us in the back, and each day that Mr. Snowden is allowed to roam free is another twist of the knife. Others who have practiced civil disobedience in the past have stood up and faced the charges because they strongly believed in what they were doing. Mr. Snowden is a coward who has chosen to run. Given Russia’s decision today, the President should recommend moving the G-20 summit.”

 

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