File photo of accused government whistleblower Edward Snowden seen on the computer screen of a journalist as he speaks via video somewhere in Moscow, with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, during ... more 
File photo of accused government whistleblower Edward Snowden seen on the computer screen of a journalist as he speaks via video somewhere in Moscow, with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, during an hearing on "mass surveillance", April 8, 2014. Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has received a three-year residence permit from Russia, his Russian lawyer told reporters August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler/Files (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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