Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:53PM
Former contractor of the US National Security Agency Edward Snowden is set to leave the transit area of Moscow’s main international airport on Wednesday after one month, his lawyer said.
“He should get this certificate (allowing him to leave the airport) shortly,” Russian attorney Anatoly Kucherena was quoted as saying by Reuters on Monday.
He added that the American leaker would move to the city center and cancelled his possible trip to Latin America due to safety measures.
The United States has been trying to return Snowden to the country to put him on trial for espionage charges after he blew the whistle on the US government’s secret data collection program.
On July 16, the whistleblower applied for temporary asylum in Russia, but his application could take up to three months to process.
His month-long stay at Sheremetyevo airport has strained relations between the United…
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