POLITICS
07/24/2013 10:37 am ET Updated Sep 23, 2013

Edward Snowden To Remain In Transit Zone Of Moscow Airport For Now: Russian Lawyer

Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden will stay in the transit zone of a Moscow airport for the time being while Russian authorities consider his temporary asylum request, a lawyer said on Wednesday.

Anatoly Kucherena, a Russian lawyer who is assisting Snowden in his asylum request and met the 30-year-old on Wednesday afternoon, said Snowden had not yet received the pass needed to leave Sheremetyevo airport after more than a month.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly, writing by Gabriela Baczynska, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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