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US intelligence leaker Snowden has applied to extend Russia stay: Lawyer

Published on Jul 9, 2014 8:08 PM
 
US National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks to European officials via videoconference during a parliamentary hearing on improving the protection of whistleblowers, at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France on June 24, 2014. Snowden has formally requested to stay in Russia past July 31, when his one-year temporary asylum status expires, his lawyer said on Wednesday, July 9. 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (AFP) - US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has formally requested to stay in Russia past July 31, when his one-year temporary asylum status expires, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

"We have filed documents regarding extending his stay in Russia," Anatoly Kucherena was reported as saying by Russian news agencies.

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