Stranded Snowden to settle and work in Russia

The NSA whistleblower's lawyer says he's ready to do battle in court if his asylum application is denied

By Joe Kloc
Published July 23, 2013 8:10PM (EDT)
                      (Photo by dieterkarner/via Flickr, remix by Fernando Alfonso III/The Daily Dot)
(Photo by dieterkarner/via Flickr, remix by Fernando Alfonso III/The Daily Dot)

This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.

The Daily Dot Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who blew the whistle on its massive domestic and international surveillance programs last month plans to settle and work in Russia, RT reported.

Snowden has been stranded in Moscow’s airport for the past month trying to secure asylum from countries around the world. Last week he applied for temporary asylum in Russia. Today, his lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told RT that if his asylum plea in Russia is denied he will battle in court for the right to remain in the country.

“He’s planning to arrange his life here. He plans to get a job. And, I think, that all his further decisions will be made considering the situation he found himself in,” Kucherena said.


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