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Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency 266

Posted by timothy
from the backwards-world dept.
SiggyRadiation writes Edward Snowden is allowed to stay in Russia for three more years. According to the NYPost:"His lawyer, Analtoly Kucherena, was quoted by Russian news agencies on Thursday as saying Snowden now has been granted residency for three more years, but that he had not been granted political asylum. That status, which would allow him to stay in Russia permanently, must be decided by a separate procedure, Kucherena said, but didn't say whether Snowden is seeking it." The question that remains, of course, is did the Russians use this as leverage over him to get to more information or influence him? Or is the positive PR in itself enough for the Russians in the current climate of tensions and economic sanctions relating to the Ukraine crisis?"
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Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency

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  • First post (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 07, 2014 @08:49AM (#47621765)

    He should be able to live wherever he wants!

  • Anal what? (Score:3, Informative)

    by cloud.pt (3412475) on Thursday August 07, 2014 @09:17AM (#47621951)

    Nice typo, Anatoly Kucherena will be pleased :D.

    Apparently the original source, among other sites, added the extra L, so poster has an excuse :D

  • Re:Meanwhile ... (Score:5, Informative)

    by wierd_w (1375923) on Thursday August 07, 2014 @01:10PM (#47623897)

    Somebody is mis-remembering the controversy.

    1) Snowden releases a controlled release, which starts the manhunt to collect him for prosecution.

    2) NSA, CIA, and pals all BLATANTLY LIE to congress. Congress eats it up like fudge.

    3) Snowden releases MORE information, catching NSA, CIA, and pals in their blatant lie.

    4) NSA, CIA, and pals whine about how unamerican snowden is, and how cowardly he is to have fled the country where they cant capture him and interrogate/punish him in secret. Lie some more to congress. Congress eats it up like fudge.

    5) Snowden releases MORE information...

    Rinse, repeat.

    This has happened about 4 times now, with the NSA and CIA heads being caught lying EACH AND EVERY TIME.

    Without snowden releasing the information he has released, there would have been no proof that the NSA and CIA had been lying to congress in a blatant fashion.

    He didnt just release it all at once, bradley/chelsey manning style. He released it as it was NECESSARY to have it released, to prevent the NSA and CIA from continuing to operate as they had been previously.

    Your argument is absurd.

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