The State Department said The United States would be deeply disappointed if Russia were to allow fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden to leave Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. ... more 
The State Department said The United States would be deeply disappointed if Russia were to allow fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden to leave Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. Snowden, who is wanted by the United States for revealing details of U.S. government intelligence, arrived in Russia on June 23 from Hong Kong, where he had fled to escape capture and trial in the United States on espionage charges. NSA leaker Edward Snowden's lawyer said that Snowden will remain in the transit area of a Moscow airport reading Russian literature while authorities consider his request for temporary asylum. Amnesty International says that more than 100 leading musicians are calling for release of jailed members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot. The musicians say in the letter that the impact of Pussy Riot's "shockingly unjust trial and imprisonment has spread far and wide, especially among your fellow artists, musicians and citizens around the world." less 
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Thu, Jul 25, 2013 3:30 AM EDT