SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)– Speaking to the media, Snowden’s lawyer also said that he is planning to invite his client’s father to Russia who would be accompanied by a US lawyer. Earlier, Lon Snowden claimed that his son would be better off staying in Russia, because he won’t get a fair trial in the US.
The lawyer also stated that if Snowden is denied his asylum request, that decision can be appealed in court. In the meantime a certificate allowing the NSA whistleblower to leave Sheremetyevo Airport, where he has spent month, will be issued in the near future.
“The reasons that Snowden stated in his asylum petition, in my view are quite convincing,” therefore the Federal Migration Service have no grounds to deny his temporary asylum request, Kucherena told RT.
Earlier on Wednesday, Kucherena explained to the press that once allowed to leave the airport, Snowden would choose his place of residence and would be allowed to move freely in the country after being granted asylum. Meanwhile, the former NSA contractor has asked his lawyer for the complete works of the History of the Russian state by Nikolay Karamzin.
Edward Snowden has been staying in a Moscow airport since June 23, 2013. Russia’s Federal Migration Service (FMS) can take up to three months to consider an application which Snowden submitted earlier. If the application is accepted and Snowden is given the 12-month temporary asylum that enables him to leave the transit area of Sheremetyevo airport.
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