Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Russia Would Consider US Spy Leaker’s Asylum Request

The Russian authorities will consider political asylum for Edward Snowden, who risks prosecution in the United States for his recent blockbuster spy leaks, if he sends a proper request, business daily Kommersant said Tuesday, citing the Kremlin spokesman. “If we receive such a request, we will consider it,” Kommersant quoted presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov as saying. Snowden, a 29-year-old former employee of the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA), unmasked himself on Sunday as a source of recent disclosures about the US government’s secret surveillance programs.


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