POLITICS
07/17/2013 07:15 am ET Updated Sep 16, 2013

Edward Snowden Has No Plans To Leave Russia: Lawyer

MOSCOW, July 17 (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has no plans to leave Russia soon and does not rule out eventually applying for citizenship, a lawyer helping the American with his bid for temporary asylum in Russia said on Wednesday.

Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said Snowden believed it would be unsafe to try to travel to Latin America soon because of U.S. efforts to return him to the United States to face espionage charges. (Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk; Writing by Steve Gutterman, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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