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Edward Snowden a recluse one year on from Russia asylum

Published on Jul 31, 2014 11:41 AM
 
An undated handout photo received from Channel 4 on December 24, 2013 shows US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden preparing to make his television Christmas message. Fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden marks on Thursday, July 31, 2014, one year of political asylum in Russia, where he continues to live a life shrouded in mystery amid a dearth of public appearances. -- PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (AFP) - Fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden marks on Thursday one year of political asylum in Russia, where he continues to live a life shrouded in mystery amid a dearth of public appearances.

Little has been heard on the movements of the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor since he first obtained provisional leave to remain in Russia after spending - according to the official version - a month in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

It is not known where the reclusive Snowden lives, if he is working or if so, in which sector.

The last picture of Snowden published in Russian media dates from December 2013. In it, the former agent sports a red T-shirt and beige cap, apparently on a boat in the middle of the Moskva river.

 
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