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Russia keeps fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden in legal limbo
Russia keeps fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden in legal limbo

The Kremlin is keeping Edward Snowden guessing about whether it will renew temporary asylum for the fugitive U.S. intelligence contractor. Snowden, who is wanted by U.S. prosecutors after he leaked details about NSA surveillance practices, was stranded in the transit lounge at a Moscow airport in June 2013 while trying to flee to Latin America, where several countries had offered him permanent refuge. Russia waited for more than a month before granting him a one-year temporary asylum permit, which expired Friday. Anatoly Kucherena, a Russian lawyer representing Snowden, said this week that his client had asked federal migration authorities several weeks ago to extend his asylum, but...

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