Sunday, Dec 28, 2014Sunday, Dec 28, 2014
 

Russian lawyer says Snowden in danger after hostile remarks

Published on Jan 22, 2014 7:06 AM
 
A undated handout file picture received from Channel 4 on Dec 24, 2013 shows United States(US) intelligence leaker Edward Snowden preparing to make his television Christmas message. Snowden needs better security after a news report quoted unnamed US intelligence officials saying they wanted the former spy agency contractor dead and discussing ways to kill him, his Russian lawyer said on Tuesday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Edward Snowden needs better security after a news report quoted unnamed United States (US) intelligence officials saying they wanted the former spy agency contractor dead and discussing ways to kill him, his Russian lawyer said on Tuesday.

Snowden was granted asylum in Russia last summer after fleeing the US, where he is wanted on espionage charges for leaking information about government surveillance practices.

The American's revelations caused an uproar in the United States over privacy rights and angered many US allies.

Russia's decision to shelter him damaged already strained ties between Moscow and Washington.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here