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Edward Snowden's father arrives in Moscow

10.10.2013 From our online archive
The father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden arrived early Thursday in Moscow, Russian television showed, for the first meeting with his son since the latter became a fugitive.

(AFP) The father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden arrived early Thursday in Moscow, Russian television showed, for the first meeting with his son since the latter became a fugitive.

Lon Snowden arrived at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, where his son had spent more than a month in transit limbo before Moscow agreed to grant him temporary asylum.

He was met by Snowden's Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena.

Snowden flew in to Moscow on June 23 from Hong Kong with a revoked US passport.

There has been no reported sighting of him since he walked out of the airport on August 1 after obtaining temporary asylum in Russia despite protests from Washington.

The 30-year-old former CIA contractor is wanted by the United States after revealing to the media details of massive domestic and foreign urveillance by the National Security Agency.

His lawyer Kucherena has said he is living in a secret location in fear of being tracked down by US law enforcers.