Snowden applies for Russia asylum
- Published: 1 Jul 2013 at 22.49
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MOSCOW - US leaker Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in Russia and President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he was welcome to stay as long as he stopped leaking US intelligence reports.
Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the National Security Agency, may stay in Russia, but will have to stop leaking US secrets.
On Sunday night, Snowden applied for political asylum at the consulate office of the Sheremetyevo airport, where he had been staying for more than a week in legal limbo, a foreign ministry official said.
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