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A former employee of the national security Agency (NSA) USA Edward Snowden has the right to decide where to live — to stay in Russia where he was granted political asylum, to return to the US or move to Europe. On Sunday, September 15, lawyer of Snowden Anatoly Kucherena has reported “Interfax”.
According to Kucherena, he sees nothing wrong with what his client wants to obtain a residence permit or citizenship in some other country. The lawyer said that Snowden is such a desire does not mean that he does not like Russia.
Earlier, Snowden admitted that he would like to get protection in France. On 13 September he said that he had no fear of surveillance by the American agents, began to lead a normal daily life and even married. His choice was girlfriend Lindsay mills, they secretly got married in Moscow two years ago.
In 2013, Snowden gave the journalists of The Guardian and The Washington Post documents that talked about the program of us intelligence surveillance as U.S. citizens and people outside the country. He fled the country and, in parallel, requested political asylum from several dozen countries, including in Russia. In 2014, he received permission to stay in Russia for three years and then extended for the same period.
In the US, Snowden regarded the illegal transfer of information of importance to national security, the deliberate transfer of intelligence information and theft of state property. In total, he faces up to 30 years in prison.
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