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Edward Snowden has left Moscow airport - lawyer

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has left the Moscow airport where he has been staying since June, his lawyer told the BBC.

Anatoly Kucherena said Mr Snowden had received the necessary papers to enter Russian territory from the transit zone at Sheremetyevo Airport.

Russia is currently considering his request for asylum.

The US has charged Mr Snowden with leaking details of its electronic surveillance programmes.

He arrived in Moscow on 23 June from Hong Kong, after making his revelations.

Daniel Sandford reports from Moscow.

  • 01 Aug 2013
  • From the section Europe
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