Report: Snowden has document to enter Russia

Report: Snowden has document to enter Russia

Credit: Associated Press

Edward Snowden, who was born in Elizabeth City, NC, is wanted in the U.S. for espionage.

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Associated Press

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 11:16 AM

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian state news agency says US leaker Edward Snowden has been granted a document that allows him to leave the transit zone of a Moscow airport and enter Russia.

Snowden, who was born in Elizabeth City, NC,  applied for temporary asylum in Russia last week after his attempts to leave the airport were thwarted. The United States wants him sent home to face prosecution for espionage.

Snowden is believed to have been staying at the airport transit zone since June 23, when he arrived on a flight from Hong Kong.

RIA Novosti quoted an unnamed official on Wednesday saying that Snowden has been issued with documents, allowing him to leave the transit zone at the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport.

AP-WF-07-24-13 1211GMT

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