Snowden 'allowed to leave airport'

Mr Snowden appeared at a news briefing at the airport earlier this monthFugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is being given an official pass to leave Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, Russian reports say.

Russia's Federal Migration Service is said to have issued a document, which he is due to receive shortly.

He has been staying in transit since arriving from Hong Kong on 23 June.

Wanted by the US authorities for leaking details of government surveillance programmes, he recently requested temporary asylum in Russia.

He could leave the airport's "sterile zone" in the next few hours, a source close to events told Russia's Interfax news agency.

The American will be provided with new clothing, the source added.

The source added that the document would be handed to Mr Snowden by a lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena.

source: BBC

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