Lawyer: Snowden get 3 more years in Russia

Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden (AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — Edward Snowden’s lawyer says the NSA whistleblower has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years.

Snowden last year was granted temporary asylum of one year in Russia, but that had run out on Aug. 1.

His lawyer, Analtoly Kucherena, was quoted by Russian news agencies on Thursday as saying Snowden now has been granted residency for three more years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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