Lawyer: NSA leaker Snowden granted asylum in Russia

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FILE - In this handout file photo taken on Friday, July 12, 2013, and made available by Human Rights Watch shows NSA leaker Edward Snowden during his meeting with Russian activists and officials at Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, Russia . National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has received asylum in Russia for one year and left the transit zone of Moscow’ airport, his lawyer said Thursday. Kucherena said after meeting with the fugitive at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, where he was stuck since his arrival from Hong Kong on June 23, that he handed him the papers proving his status. Kucherena said that Snowden’s whereabouts will be kept secret for security reasons. (AP Photo/Tatyana Lokshina, Human Rights Watch HO, file)