Lawyer: Snowden get 3 more years in Russia

Snowden last year was granted temporary asylum of one year in Russia, but that had run out on Aug. 1.

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MOSCOW (AP) - Edward Snowden's lawyer says the NSA whistleblower has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years.

Snowden last year was granted temporary asylum of one year in Russia, but that had run out on August 1.

His lawyer, Analtoly Kucherena, was quoted by Russian news agencies on Thursday as saying Snowden now has been granted residency for three more years.

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