Russia extends Snowden’s residence by 'a couple of years'

2017-01-18 18:01
Edward Snowden during an exclusive interview with NBC news. (NBC news, AFP)

Edward Snowden during an exclusive interview with NBC news. (NBC news, AFP)

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Moscow – Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in a post on Facebook late on Tuesday that Snowden's residence permit has been extended for "a couple of years".

Snowden has been living in Russia since 2013 when he got stuck in the transit area at a Moscow airport after the United States cancelled his passport.

The announcement comes as US President Barack Obama has commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted for leaking more than 700 000 US documents.

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