Snowden remains in Moscow airport transit zone: lawyer
MOSCOW, Russia (UPDATED) – US fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is still in the transit zone at a Moscow airport and his future plans are unclear, a lawyer said after meeting him on Wednesday, July 24.
"He is staying here.... He is here in the transit zone" at Sheremetyevo airport, Anatoly Kucherena said after meeting Snowden, saying the question of whether he would leave the airport was so far "undecided" although he wanted to stay in Russia.
Snowden does not yet have the document that would allow him to leave the transit zone of a Moscow airport as an official asylum seeker, his lawyer said Wednesday, rejecting earlier reports.
"As of today, this document has not yet been given (to him)," Kucherena told Russian state television, saying the process was being drawn out as this was the "first such situation in Russia."
Earlier on Wednesday, RIA Novosti news agency said Russia's migration service has provided Snowden with a document that allows him to leave the Moscow airport transit zone where he has been holed up for the last month. – Rappler.com